Foreign investors acquired $20.8 billion in Canadian securities in May of 2021, their largest investment in a year, mainly in the form of government debt securities. At the same time, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by $10.7 billion, led by acquisitions of US shares. This marked a thirteenth consecutive month of investment in these instruments for a total of $151.6 billion, with two-thirds in the form of US shares. As a result, international transactions in securities generated a net inflow of funds of $10.1 billion in the Canadian economy in May. This activity followed five consecutive months marked by net outflows of funds, where Canadian acquisitions of foreign securities exceeded foreign acquisitions of Canadian securities. . source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4524.80 CAD Million from 1988 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 50879 CAD Million in April of 2020 and a record low of -24129 CAD Million in October of 2007. This page provides the latest reported value for - Canada Foreign Stock Investment - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Canada Foreign Stock Investment - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2021.

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada is expected to be 4500.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Foreign Stock Investment in Canada to stand at 3000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Foreign Stock Investment is projected to trend around 7500.00 CAD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Foreign Stock Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20786.00 9899.00 50879.00 -24129.00 1988 - 2021 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-04-16 12:30 PM Feb C$8.52B C$1.11B
2021-05-17 12:30 PM Mar C$3.25B C$8.56B
2021-06-17 12:30 PM Apr C$9.95B C$4.12B
2021-07-16 12:30 PM May C$20.79B C$9.9B
2021-08-17 12:30 PM Jun C$20.79B
2021-09-16 12:30 PM Jul
2021-10-18 12:30 PM Aug
2021-11-18 01:30 PM Sep


News Stream
Foreigners Buy the Most Canadian Securities in a Year
Foreign investors acquired $20.8 billion in Canadian securities in May of 2021, their largest investment in a year, mainly in the form of government debt securities. At the same time, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by $10.7 billion, led by acquisitions of US shares. This marked a thirteenth consecutive month of investment in these instruments for a total of $151.6 billion, with two-thirds in the form of US shares. As a result, international transactions in securities generated a net inflow of funds of $10.1 billion in the Canadian economy in May. This activity followed five consecutive months marked by net outflows of funds, where Canadian acquisitions of foreign securities exceeded foreign acquisitions of Canadian securities.
2021-07-16
Foreign Investors Buy Canadian Securities for 9th Month
Foreign investors bought a net CAD 10 billion in Canadian securities in April of 2021, their ninth consecutive monthly net purchase, mainly acquisitions of Canadian bonds (CAD 5.5 billion). Foreign investment in federal government bonds amounted to CAD 8.4 billion, the largest investment in one year. This followed four consecutive months of divestment totalling CAD 12.8 billion. In addition, foreign investors purchased CAD 3.9 billion of provincial government bonds, led by new issues of US dollar denominated instruments. By contrast, foreign holdings of private corporate bonds were down by CAD 5.8 billion in April. Foreign investment in Canadian equity securities totalled CAD 2.8 billion, the lowest amount since October 2020. Meanwhile, Canadian investment in foreign securities totalled CAD 18.6 billion in April, a twelfth consecutive month of investment, led by acquisitions of US securities.
2021-06-17
Foreign Investors Buy Canadian Securities for 8th Month
Foreign investors bought a net CAD 3.3 billion in Canadian securities in March of 2021, reflecting continued strong foreign acquisitions of shares, moderated by net retirements of private corporate bonds. Foreign investment in Canadian shares remained strong in March to reach CAD 10.6 billion, compared with CAD 9.5 billion in February, mainly targeting shares of trade and transportation, as well as non-bank financial industries. Foreign investors also slightly increased their exposure to government debt securities in March, the first increase in four months. On the other hand, Canadian investment in foreign securities totalled CAD 21.2 billion in March, mainly from purchases of US shares.
2021-05-17
Foreign Investors Buy Canadian Securities for 7th Month
Foreign investors bought a net CAD 8.5 billion in Canadian securities in February of 2021, reflecting strong foreign investment in securities from the corporate sector, moderated by a continued large divestment in securities from the federal government sector. Foreign acquisitions of Canadian shares reached CAD 9.5 billion, the largest investment in four years, in both new and outstanding shares. At the same time, non-resident investors added CAD 10.0 billion of Canadian corporate debt securities to their holdings, led by instruments denominated in Canadian dollars from federal government enterprises and financial corporations. On the other hand, foreign investors reduced their exposure to federal government debt securities by CAD 11.2 billion, following a divestment of CAD 10.9 billion in January. Meanwhile, Canadian investors acquired CAD 10.5 billion of foreign securities in February, continuing a trend of net purchases that began in May 2020.
2021-04-16

Canada Foreign Stock Investment
Foreign investment in Canadian securities includes debt securities, bonds and equity and investment fund shares. Transactions are recorded on a net basis.