Foreign investors acquired C$30.2 billion of Canadian securities in November of 2021, following a downwardly revised C$22.3 billion in October and above market expectations of C$23.5 billion. It was the 16th straight month of net purchases from foreigners and the largest amount since April 2020, targeting federal government debt securities by C$31.4 billion, and to a lesser extent, private corporate debt securities by C$9.8billion. On the other hand, non-resident investors reduced their overall exposure to the Canadian equity market by C$1.3 billion in November, after three consecutive months of investment. Meanwhile, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by C$17.5 billion, led by purchases of US shares. source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4820.03 CAD Million from 1988 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 52609 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. Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2022.

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. In the long-term, the Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities is projected to trend around 7500.00 CAD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities


Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities
In Canada, the data series on international transactions in securities covers portfolio transactions in equity and investment fund shares, bonds and money market instruments for both Canadian and foreign issues. This activity excludes transactions in equity and debt instruments between affiliated enterprises, which are classified as foreign direct investment in international accounts.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
30147.00 22299.00 52609.00 -24129.00 1988 - 2021 CAD Million Monthly
Current Prices, NSA

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-12-17 01:30 PM Oct C$23.92B C$19.78B
2022-01-17 01:30 PM Nov C$30.15B C$22.3B C$23.5B
2022-02-17 01:30 PM Dec C$30.15B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Money Supply M0 395732.00 397019.00 CAD Million Nov/21
Money Supply M2 2310223.00 2289771.00 CAD Million Nov/21
Money Supply M3 3156440.00 3117892.00 CAD Million Nov/21
Foreign Exchange Reserves 106615.00 103624.00 USD Million Dec/21
Loans to Private Sector 511118.00 504120.00 CAD Million Nov/21
Foreign Stock Investment 30147.00 22299.00 CAD Million Nov/21


News Stream
Investment in Canadian Securities at 1-1/2-Year High
Foreign investors acquired C$30.2 billion of Canadian securities in November of 2021, following a downwardly revised C$22.3 billion in October and above market expectations of C$23.5 billion. It was the 16th straight month of net purchases from foreigners and the largest amount since April 2020, targeting federal government debt securities by C$31.4 billion, and to a lesser extent, private corporate debt securities by C$9.8billion. On the other hand, non-resident investors reduced their overall exposure to the Canadian equity market by C$1.3 billion in November, after three consecutive months of investment. Meanwhile, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by C$17.5 billion, led by purchases of US shares.
2022-01-17
Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities at 18-Month High
Foreign investors acquired C$23.92 billion in Canadian securities in October of 2021, higher than a downwardly revised C$19.78 billion in September. It was the 15th straight month of net purchases from foreigners and the largest amount since April last year. Meanwhile, Canadian investors acquired C$5.41 billion in foreign securities, compared to a downwardly revised C$17.16 billion expansion in the previous month.
2021-12-17
Foreign Acquisition of Canadian Securities Moderates
Foreign investors acquired C$20.02 billion in Canadian securities in September of 2021, less than a downwardly revised C$22.74 billion in August. It was the 14th straight month of foreign acquisitions, driven by C$26.4 billion investment in corporate debt securities, while divestment in government debt securities reached a monthly record of C$14.0 billion. Additionally, foreign investors acquired C$3.5 billion in Canadian equity securities, following a C$0.7 billion divestment in the prior month, mostly in the manufacturing, trade, and transportation sectors. Meanwhile, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by C$2.03 billion to C$17.18 billion, mostly US equities.
2021-11-18