Canada posted a trade surplus of CAD 1.5 billion in April of 2022, narrowing from a downwardly revised 2.3 billion surplus in the prior month and well below market expectations of a CAD 2.9 billion surplus. Imports rose by 1.9 percent to a record high of CAD 62.8 billion, carried by consumer goods (5.5 percent), mainly due to clothing, footwear, and accessories (24.2 percent) recovering from supply disruptions in March. Purchases also rose for metal and non-metallic mineral products (10.5 percent) amid higher silver imports from South Korea, and energy products (5 percent), as increased natural gas (57 percent) and refined petroleum products (52.6 percent) offset lower purchases of crude oil (-20.9 percent). Meanwhile, exports rose at a slower 0.6 percent to a record high CAD 64.3 billion, lifted by sales of consumer goods (5 percent) and motor vehicles and parts (3.9 percent), carried by passenger cars and light trucks (5.3 percent), while energy exports fell by 0.9 percent. source: Statistics Canada

Balance of Trade in Canada averaged 1156.51 CAD Million from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 8524.80 CAD Million in January of 2001 and a record low of -5755 CAD Million in December of 2018. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Balance of Trade in Canada is expected to be 3642.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Canada Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 6500.00 CAD Million in 2023 and 6200.00 CAD Million in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Balance of Trade



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-04 12:30 PM Mar C$2.49B C$3.08B C$3.9B C$2.3B
2022-06-07 12:30 PM Apr C$1.5B C$2.28B C$2.9B C$2.8B
2022-07-07 12:30 PM May


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 1501.00 2282.00 CAD Million Apr 2022
Current Account 5026.00 -137.00 CAD Million Mar 2022
Current Account to GDP 0.10 -1.90 percent of GDP Dec 2021
Imports 62811.00 61666.70 CAD Million Apr 2022
Exports 64312.20 63948.40 CAD Million Apr 2022
External Debt 3213412.00 3334890.00 CAD Million Mar 2022
Terms of Trade 109.30 108.10 points Apr 2022
Capital Flows 7058.00 3488.00 CAD Million Mar 2022
Foreign Direct Investment 20113.00 19439.00 CAD Million Mar 2022
Oil Exports 11447.60 13240.70 CAD Million Apr 2022
Tourist Arrivals 761360.00 560300.00 Dec 2021

Canada Balance of Trade
Between 1970 and 2008 Canada had been recording trade surpluses every year. From 2009 the trade balance shifted to deficit, with an exception of 2011 and 2014. In 2018, the largest trade deficits were recorded with China, Germany and Mexico, while the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with the US, the UK and Norway.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1501.00 2282.00 8524.80 -5755.00 1971 - 2022 CAD Million Monthly

News Stream
Canada Trade Surplus Lower than Expected
Canada posted a trade surplus of CAD 1.5 billion in April of 2022, narrowing from a downwardly revised 2.3 billion surplus in the prior month and well below market expectations of a CAD 2.9 billion surplus. Imports rose by 1.9 percent to a record high of CAD 62.8 billion, carried by consumer goods (5.5 percent), mainly due to clothing, footwear, and accessories (24.2 percent) recovering from supply disruptions in March. Purchases also rose for metal and non-metallic mineral products (10.5 percent) amid higher silver imports from South Korea, and energy products (5 percent), as increased natural gas (57 percent) and refined petroleum products (52.6 percent) offset lower purchases of crude oil (-20.9 percent). Meanwhile, exports rose at a slower 0.6 percent to a record high CAD 64.3 billion, lifted by sales of consumer goods (5 percent) and motor vehicles and parts (3.9 percent), carried by passenger cars and light trucks (5.3 percent), while energy exports fell by 0.9 percent.
2022-06-07
Canada Trade Surplus Lower than Expected
Canada posted a trade surplus of CAD 2.49 billion in March of 2022, narrowing from an upwardly revised CAD 3.08 billion surplus in the prior month and well below market expectations of CAD 3.9 billion. Imports rose by 7.7 percent to a record high of CAD 61.1 billion, carried by purchases of energy products (26.3 percent), largely due to crude oil and bitumen (39.9 percent), as the war in Ukraine lifted energy prices worldwide. Imports also rose for consumer goods (6.5 percent), led by clothing, footwear, and accessories (15.9 percent), and motor vehicles and parts (9.9 percent). Exports rose by a softer 6.3 percent to also set a record-high of CAD 63.6 billion, led by sales of energy products (12.8 percent), with the main contribution from crude oil (14.8 percent) despite lower volumes. Outbound shipments also rose for motor vehicles (7.9 percent), led by passenger cars and light trucks (8.3 percent).
2022-05-04
Canada Trade Surplus Lower than Expected
Canada posted a trade surplus of CAD 2.66 billion in February of 2022, narrowing from an upwardly revised 13-year high surplus of CAD 3.12 billion in the previous month and compared to market expectations of CAD 2.9 billion. Imports rose by 3.9% to CAD 56.1 billion, carried by purchases of metal and non-metallic mineral products (14.3%), due to uncertainty about the future supply of metals from Russia. Other notable increases in imports took place for consumer goods (2.5%) and basic and industrials chemicals (5.6%), mainly due to fertilizers, pesticides, and other chemical products as the Russian invasion of Ukraine led to inflated prices. Meanwhile, exports rose by 2.8% to a record-high of CAD 58.7 billion, led by sales of energy products (7.8%), driven by crude oil (9.9%), largely due to soaring prices because of the war in Ukraine. Notable rises also occurred for aircraft and other transportations equipment (54%).
2022-04-05