Imports to Canada rose 1.9% over a month to a new record high of CAD 62.8 billion in April of 2022. Main upward pressure came from consumer goods (+5.5%), in particular, clothing, footwear and accessories (+24.2%). At the same time, purchases rose for metal and non-metallic mineral products (+10.5%), driven by higher imports of unwrought gold, silver and platinum group metals (+29.8%). Also, imports rose for energy products (+5%), on account of higher purchases values of refined petroleum products (+52.6%) and natural gas (+57.0%), whereas fell sharply for basic chemicals (-26%), returning to levels similar to February. source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada averaged 22672.84 CAD Million from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 62811 CAD Million in April of 2022 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2022.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 54627.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Canada Imports is projected to trend around 52000.00 CAD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Imports



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-05-04 12:30 PM Mar C$61.14B C$56.76B C$58.11B C$56.3B
2022-06-07 12:30 PM Apr C$62.81B C$61.67B C$58.3B
2022-07-07 12:30 PM May C$62.81B


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
Exports 64312.20 63948.40 CAD Million Apr 2022
Imports 62811.00 61666.70 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 Imports
In 2018, Canada imported mainly: consumer goods (20 percent of total imports); motor vehicles and parts (19 percent); electronic and electrical equipment and parts (12 percent); industrial machinery, equipment and parts (11 percent); basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (8 percent); metal and non-metallic mineral products (7 percent) and energy products (6 percent). Canada's major import partners were: the US (64 percent of total imports); the EU (10 percent), of which Germany (3 percent); China (8 percent); Mexico (3 percent) and Japan (2 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
62811.00 61666.70 62811.00 1112.00 1971 - 2022 CAD Million Monthly

News Stream
Canada Imports Hit Fresh Record
Imports to Canada rose 1.9% over a month to a new record high of CAD 62.8 billion in April of 2022. Main upward pressure came from consumer goods (+5.5%), in particular, clothing, footwear and accessories (+24.2%). At the same time, purchases rose for metal and non-metallic mineral products (+10.5%), driven by higher imports of unwrought gold, silver and platinum group metals (+29.8%). Also, imports rose for energy products (+5%), on account of higher purchases values of refined petroleum products (+52.6%) and natural gas (+57.0%), whereas fell sharply for basic chemicals (-26%), returning to levels similar to February.
2022-06-07
Canada Imports Hit Fresh Record
Imports to Canada jumped 7.7% over a month to a new record high of CAD 61.1 billion in March of 2022, beating market expectations of CAD 58.11 billion. Purchases increased in 9 of 11 product categories, mainly energy products (26.3 percent), of which crude oil and bitumen (39.9%). A significant positive contribution came also from motor vehicles and parts (9.9%), namely passenger cars and light trucks (19.2%), reflecting the recent ramp-up in North American production of motor vehicles. Increases were also observed in several other categories, including industrial machinery, equipment and parts (8.8%), basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (8.8%), consumer goods (6.5%) and aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (24.6%).
2022-05-04
Canada Imports Rebound More than Expected
Imports to Canada rose 3.9% over a month to CAD 56.1 billion in February of 2022, bouncing back from a 7.5% fall in the previous month and compared with market expectations of CAD 54.68 billion. Purchases rose in 9 out of 11 product sections, with a notable rebound in imports of non-metallic mineral products (14.3%), explained by strong demand in the intermediate goods segment and inventory stock buildup amid uncertainty over future supplies from Russia. Additionally, imports rose sharply for basic and semi-finished, non-metal products & non-ferrous metal alloys (74.8%), driven by copper and palladium. To a lesser extent, upward pressure came from consumer goods (2.5%) amid higher prices; and basic and industrial chemical, plastic & rubber products (5.6%), partly due to record-high fertilizer purchases.
2022-04-05

Canada Imports by Category Last Previous
(bop) - Total of All Merchandise 62811.00 61142.70 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Consumer Goods 13681.50 12843.60 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 8738.50 8779.90 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Energy Products 4010.60 3793.30 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 3923.30 4233.70 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 3850.00 3309.20 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 2597.90 2481.60 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 2256.90 2137.90 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 2081.00 1982.60 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1980.00 1882.90 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 1733.40 2189.60 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1605.70 1499.30 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Refined Petroleum Energy Produ 1524.80 1000.60 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 1510.00 1585.40 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 1310.40 1406.40 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 1181.50 1497.20 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Electrical Components 1170.90 1157.90 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Plastic Resins 1033.50 988.70 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 1026.90 924.10 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 907.60 932.90 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Fabricated Metal Products 888.00 857.20 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Appliances 680.70 598.40 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Cleaning Products and Toiletri 675.90 650.70 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Paper and Published Products 616.20 599.20 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Non-metallic Mineral Products 568.60 558.90 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Aircraft 508.50 296.20 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Meat Products 480.60 452.80 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Natural Gas 459.10 271.40 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Alcoholic Beverages 446.60 397.40 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Tires 384.30 355.10 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Pulp and Paper Stock 348.50 312.00 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Animal Feed 238.20 236.00 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Dyes and Pigments, Petrochemic 171.80 167.00 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Dairy Products 140.60 135.20 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Nickel Ores and Concentrates 137.80 180.50 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Coffee and Tea 132.60 132.50 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Metalworking Machinery 107.10 94.80 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Non-metallic Minerals 97.80 102.60 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Tobacco Products 78.40 91.50 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Copper Ores and Concentrates 75.40 158.70 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Live Animals 70.60 46.60 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Electricity 58.20 55.70 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Iron Ores and Concentrates 56.40 66.20 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Asphalt and Asphalt Products 46.80 39.20 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Canola 7.30 12.60 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Wheat 3.50 4.60 CAD Million Apr/22
(bop) - Potash 0.60 0.80 CAD Million Apr/22

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