Imports to Canada increased 2.5 percent month-over-month to CAD 52.26 billion in March 2019, from an upwardly revised CAD 50.96 billion in February and against market expectations of CAD 51.5 billion. Purchases of consumer goods went up 6.7 percent to a record CAD 10.9 billion, boosted by clothing, footwear and accessories (22.9 percent) mainly on higher purchases of clothing from Bangladesh and Cambodia. Also, imports of motor vehicles and parts advanced 4.9 percent to CAD 9.9 billion, mostly due to commercial trucks. On the other hand, purchases of aircraft fell 50.7 percent due to a slowdown in deliveries of airliners from the US. Imports from the US dropped 0.4 percent, primarily on lower imports of aircraft while those from countries other than the US rose 8.0 percent to CAD 19.5 million, led by higher purchases from China (computers and peripherals) and Mexico (cars and trucks). Imports in Canada averaged 20856.17 CAD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 52256.90 CAD Million in March of 2019 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 50800.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Canada to stand at 54300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Imports is projected to trend around 49800.00 CAD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-06 01:30 PM Imports C$50.9B C$50.1B C$ 52.1B
2019-03-27 12:30 PM Imports C$51.82B C$51.05B C$50.51B C$ 50B
2019-04-17 12:30 PM Imports C$50.87B C$51.71B C$51.5B C$ 50.3B
2019-05-09 12:30 PM Imports C$52.26B C$50.96B C$51.5B C$ 52.8B
2019-06-06 12:30 PM Imports C$52.26B
2019-07-03 12:30 PM Imports
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Imports


Canada Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -3211.20 -3418.10 8524.80 -4878.20 CAD Million [+]
Current Account -15483.00 -10108.00 12230.00 -20197.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.00 -3.30 2.70 -4.20 percent [+]
Imports 52256.90 50962.50 52256.90 1112.00 CAD Million [+]
Exports 49045.70 47544.40 51251.50 1366.00 CAD Million [+]
External Debt 2691144.00 2561243.00 2691144.00 795408.00 CAD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 92.60 93.10 108.50 79.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 17199.00 8909.00 50326.00 -8640.00 CAD Million [+]
Capital Flows -27.00 0.00 4632.00 -672.00 CAD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.00 0.00 46.20 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3887.00 4379.00 4379.00 955.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.53 2.96 3.53 0.65 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1809305.00 1494336.00 7006165.00 1138895.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 87.00 144.00 469.00 38.00 USD Million [+]

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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). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
52256.90 50962.50 52256.90 1112.00 1971 - 2019 CAD Million Monthly




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