Imports to Canada went up 1.5% over a month earlier to CAD 48.79 billion in September 2020, compared to market forecasts of CAD 47.9 billion. Purchases of energy products rose 28.8% to CAD 2.1 billion, in particular crude oil (+87.1% to surpass the CAD 1 billion mark for the first time since March) as Canadian refineries purchasing more crude oil from Louisiana. Additionally, imports of industrial machinery, equipment & parts increased 6.7% to CAD 5.2 billion, namely other general-purpose machinery and equipment (+8.7%) and logging, construction, mining, and oil and gas field machinery and equipment (+23.7%). Also, purchases of basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products were up 7.6%, of which lubricants and other petroleum refinery products (+38.5%). Imports from the US rose 1.2% to CAD 31.2 billion, while those from countries other than the US went up 2.1% to CAD 17.6 billion. source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada averaged 21680.52 CAD Million from 1971 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 52875.70 CAD Million in March of 2019 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 November of 2020.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 48000.00 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 50500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Imports is projected to trend around 51300.00 CAD Million in 2021 and 51000.00 CAD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48793.70 48074.90 52875.70 1112.00 1971 - 2020 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-08-05 12:30 PM Jun C$42.9B C$35.23B C$41.3B C$ 36B
2020-09-03 12:30 PM Jul C$47.88B C$42.49B C$43.3B
2020-10-06 12:30 PM Aug C$47.38B C$47.93B C$50B
2020-11-04 01:30 PM Sep C$48.79B C$48.08B C$47.9B C$47.6B
2020-12-04 01:30 PM Oct C$48.79B
2021-01-07 01:30 PM Nov
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Dec
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Jan


News Stream
Canada Imports Above Forecasts in September
Imports to Canada went up 1.5% over a month earlier to CAD 48.79 billion in September 2020, compared to market forecasts of CAD 47.9 billion. Purchases of energy products rose 28.8% to CAD 2.1 billion, in particular crude oil (+87.1% to surpass the CAD 1 billion mark for the first time since March) as Canadian refineries purchasing more crude oil from Louisiana. Additionally, imports of industrial machinery, equipment & parts increased 6.7% to CAD 5.2 billion, namely other general-purpose machinery and equipment (+8.7%) and logging, construction, mining, and oil and gas field machinery and equipment (+23.7%). Also, purchases of basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products were up 7.6%, of which lubricants and other petroleum refinery products (+38.5%). Imports from the US rose 1.2% to CAD 31.2 billion, while those from countries other than the US went up 2.1% to CAD 17.6 billion.
2020-11-04
Canada Imports Fall 1.2% MoM in August
Imports to Canada fell 1.2 percent month-over-month to CAD 47.4 billion in August of 2020 from an upwardly revised CAD 47.93 billion in July. Purchases fell for aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (-25.3 percent), in particular aircraft engines and parts (-21.4 percent) and aircraft (-49.6 percent). Also, imports declined for metal and non-metallic mineral products (-5.7 percent) of which gold, silver and platinum group metals (-18.3 percent). After rising for three consecutive months, imports of industrial machinery, equipment and parts fell 4.4 percent due to other general-purpose machinery and equipment (-6 percent) and parts of industrial machinery and equipment (-6.7 percent).
2020-10-06
Canada Imports Jump 12.7% MoM in July
Imports to Canada increased 12.7 percent month-over-month to CAD 47.9 billion in July 2020 from a downwardly revised CAD 42.5 billion in June. Purchases of motor vehicles & parts led the increase (50.3% to CAD 8.1 billion), as most assembly plants ramped up production following shutdowns due to the COVID-19 and had shorter seasonal closures this summer. In addition, purchases of electronic & electrical equipment went up 14.8 percent, driven by communication, and audio and video equipment. This increase was mainly the result of higher imports of cellphones from China, Vietnam and South Korea. Also, imports rose for consumer goods (4.8%), namely miscellaneous goods & supplies (+18.9%); and industrial machinery, equipment and parts (9.2%), as all subcategories except one posted increases. Imports from the US advanced 16.2% to CAD 30.7 billion, mainly on higher imports of motor vehicles and parts; and those from countries other than the US increased 6.9% to CAD 17.2 billion.
2020-09-03
Canada Imports Surge 21.8% MoM in June
Imports to Canada jumped 21.8 percent from a month earlier to CAD 42.9 billion, following an upwardly revised 4.6 percent slump in May and above market expectations of CAD 41.3 percent gain. Purchases of motor vehicles & parts led the increase (215.8 percent), especially passenger cars and light trucks and also motor vehicle engines & parts, mostly from the US, considering that June was the first full month of production at motor vehicle assembly plants in North America since February. Also, a sharp rise was recorded in imports of aircraft & other transportation equipment and parts (96.2 percent). Imports from the US were up 28 percent to CAD 26.4 billion partly on imports of motor vehicles and parts. Meanwhile, purchases from non-US countries rose 13 percent to CAD 16.5 billion, with Mexico (motor vehicles and parts), Belgium (parts for other transportation equipment) and Germany (passenger cars and light trucks) contributing the most to the increase.
2020-08-05

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).
Canada Imports by Category Last Previous
(bop) - Total of All Merchandise 48793.70 47375.20 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Consumer Goods 11078.80 10547.00 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 8653.60 8463.40 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 4113.60 3893.40 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 2865.40 2294.90 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Energy Products 2059.00 1612.30 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 1947.60 1953.70 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 1900.50 1858.60 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1512.70 1474.70 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 1443.50 1376.90 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1279.40 1244.80 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 1242.90 1444.20 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 1122.20 606.20 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 925.60 1027.40 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Electrical Components 867.20 847.10 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 857.70 868.80 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 784.20 717.30 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 725.50 704.30 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Cleaning Products and Toiletri 696.50 704.80 CAD Million Sep/20
(bop) - Fabricated Metal Products 669.80 633.20 CAD Million Sep/20

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