Foreign investors acquired a net CAD 12.8 billion of Canadian securities in November 2022, up from a revised CAD 9.1 billion in the previous month. Foreign investment primarily targeted federal government debt securities, adding CAD 5.0 billion in bonds and CAD 2.1 billion in money market instruments. On top of that, foreign investors acquired CAD 3.5 billion of Canadian equity securities, the most significant investment since March. At the same time, foreign acquisitions of Canadian corporate debt securities slowed to CAD 2.5 billion, the lowest investment since July 2021. Meanwhile, Canadian foreign securities purchases totaled CAD 14.1 billion, the biggest acquisition since April. source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 5068.16 CAD Million from 1988 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 52614.00 CAD Million in April of 2020 and a record low of -24129.00 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 2023.

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada is expected to be 17316.00 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 12888.00 CAD Million in 2024 and 12632.00 CAD Million in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-16 01:30 PM Oct C$8.46B C$-22.5B
2023-01-17 01:30 PM Nov C$12.76B C$9.09B
2023-02-17 01:30 PM Dec C$12.76B C$ 13.1B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Money Supply M0 309182.00 319257.00 CAD Million Oct 2022
Money Supply M2 2384951.00 2376916.00 CAD Million Nov 2022
Money Supply M3 3411736.00 3377242.00 CAD Million Nov 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves 107255.00 106462.00 USD Million Dec 2022
Loans to Private Sector 620879.00 603776.00 CAD Million Oct 2022
Foreign Stock Investment 12763.00 9087.00 CAD Million Nov 2022

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
12763.00 9087.00 52614.00 -24129.00 1988 - 2022 CAD Million Monthly
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Foreign Investors Buy Canadian Securities for Second Month
Foreign investors acquired a net CAD 12.8 billion of Canadian securities in November 2022, up from a revised CAD 9.1 billion in the previous month. Foreign investment primarily targeted federal government debt securities, adding CAD 5.0 billion in bonds and CAD 2.1 billion in money market instruments. On top of that, foreign investors acquired CAD 3.5 billion of Canadian equity securities, the most significant investment since March. At the same time, foreign acquisitions of Canadian corporate debt securities slowed to CAD 2.5 billion, the lowest investment since July 2021. Meanwhile, Canadian foreign securities purchases totaled CAD 14.1 billion, the biggest acquisition since April.
2023-01-17
Canadian Foreign Investment Rebounds in October
Foreign investors acquired a net CAD 8.46 billion of Canadian securities in October of 2022, after divesting a downwardly revised CAD 22.5 billion in the prior month. Foreign investment largely targeted Canadian debt securities, mainly through private corporate money market instruments (CAD 4.9 billion) and private corporate bonds (CAD 9.4 billion). On the other hand, foreign investment in Canadian equities and investment funds fell by CAD 253 million. Meanwhile, Canadian residents reduced holdings of foreign securities by CAD 1.7 billion in the period, after acquiring CAD 10.4 billion in the previous month, as divestment in equities and investment fund shares (CAD 13 billion) offset the net acquisition of foreign debt securities (CAD 11.3 billion).
2022-12-16
Foreign Investment in Canada Falls the Most Since 2018
Foreign investors reduced their exposure to Canadian securities by a net CAD 22.3 billion in September of 2022, the most since December 2018, and swinging from the net acquisition of CAD 26.2 billion in the prior month. Non-residents sold a net CAD 13.3 billion in debt securities, mainly through federal government money market instruments (CAD -9.2 billion) and federal government bonds (CAD -5.8 billion). In the meantime, foreigners unloaded a net CAD 8.9 billion in Canadian equities, tracking the 4.6% decline in the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite index during the period. On the other hand, Canadian residents acquired a net CAD 9.6 billion of foreign securities, as net purchases of bonds (CAD 12.9 billion) offset the sales of equities (CAD -1.4 billion).
2022-11-18