Foreign investors acquired C$14.19 billion in Canadian securities in July of 2021, declining from an upwardly revised C$19.64 billion in June, mainly in the form of government debt securities, while divestment in Canadian shares capped gains. This marked the twelfth straight month of investment in these instruments for a total of C$118.1 billion. On the other hand, Canadian investors cut their holdings of foreign securities by C$4.69 billion, compared to a downwardly revised record acquisition of C$28.0 billion in the previous month. It was the first time Canadians divested from these types of securities since March of 2020, mostly US shares (C$-3.6 billion) and non-US stocks (C$-1.6 billion). As a result, international transactions in securities generated a net inflow of funds in the Canadian economy of C$18.9 billion in July. source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4586.33 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 October 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. 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


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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$19.63B C$20.81B
2021-09-16 12:30 PM Jul C$14.19B C$19.64B
2021-10-18 12:30 PM Aug C$14.19B
2021-11-18 01:30 PM Sep
2021-12-17 01:30 PM Oct


News Stream
Foreign Investors Acquire Less Canadian Securities in July
Foreign investors acquired C$14.19 billion in Canadian securities in July of 2021, declining from an upwardly revised C$19.64 billion in June, mainly in the form of government debt securities, while divestment in Canadian shares capped gains. This marked the twelfth straight month of investment in these instruments for a total of C$118.1 billion. On the other hand, Canadian investors cut their holdings of foreign securities by C$4.69 billion, compared to a downwardly revised record acquisition of C$28.0 billion in the previous month. It was the first time Canadians divested from these types of securities since March of 2020, mostly US shares (C$-3.6 billion) and non-US stocks (C$-1.6 billion). As a result, international transactions in securities generated a net inflow of funds in the Canadian economy of C$18.9 billion in July.
2021-09-16
Foreign Investors Continue to Invest in Canadian Securities
Foreign investors acquired C$19.63 billion in Canadian securities in June of 2021, slightly below the previous month’s one-year high of C$20.81 billion, mainly in the form of government debt securities. At the same time, Canadian investors expanded their portfolios of foreign securities by a record C$28.10 billion, primarily acquisitions of US shares. This marked the fourteenth straight month of investment in these instruments for a total of C$157.70 billion, with nearly two-thirds in the form of US shares. As a result, international transactions in securities generated a net outflow of funds from the Canadian economy of $8.5 billion in June.
2021-08-17
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

Canada Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Money Supply M0 380482.00 CAD Million Jul/21 390890.00 496802.00 2214.00
Money Supply M2 2265475.00 CAD Million Jul/21 2235219.00 2265475.00 25523.00
Money Supply M3 3075281.00 CAD Million Jul/21 3003837.00 3075281.00 37982.00
Foreign Exchange Reserves 106270.00 USD Million Sep/21 106539.00 106539.00 1678.00
Loans to Private Sector 484957.00 CAD Million Jul/21 470115.00 538650.00 10904.00
Foreign Stock Investment 14190.00 CAD Million Jul/21 19629.00 50879.00 -24129.00


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.