Imports to Canada were up 0.6% over a month to CAD 65.8 billion in October of 2022. Imports rose mostly for motor vehicles and parts (+4.6%), driven by higher imports of passenger cars and light trucks (+6.3%); metal and non-metallic mineral products (+6.5%) and energy products (+8.4%). Crude oil imports (+9.4%) posted their first gain since June. On the other hand, imports fell for basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (-6.4%), consumer goods (-2.0%), metal ores and non-metallic minerals (-12.5%), and electronic and electrical equipment and parts (-2.6%). Imports from countries other than the US were up 1.8%, mainly from Belgium (pharmaceutical products) and South Korea (various products). Meanwhile, imports from China fell 3.7%. source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada averaged 23086.32 CAD Million from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 65820.00 CAD Million in October of 2022 and a record low of 1112.00 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 December of 2022.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 61250.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Canada Imports is projected to trend around 59879.00 CAD Million in 2023 and 59674.00 CAD Million in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-11-03 12:30 PM Sep C$65.23B C$64.94B C$62B
2022-12-06 01:30 PM Oct C$65.82B C$65.44B C$62B
2023-01-05 01:30 PM Nov C$65.82B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 1210.00 610.00 CAD Million Oct 2022
Current Account -11101.00 2645.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Current Account to GDP 0.10 -1.90 percent of GDP Dec 2021
Exports 67040.00 66040.00 CAD Million Oct 2022
Imports 65820.00 65440.00 CAD Million Oct 2022
External Debt 3239745.00 3213412.00 CAD Million Jun 2022
Terms of Trade 100.90 104.50 points Sep 2022
Capital Flows -14411.00 184.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Foreign Direct Investment 16487.00 24852.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Tourist Arrivals 2029087.00 2515454.00 Sep 2022
Oil Exports 12515.70 12180.70 CAD Million Sep 2022

Canada Imports
In 2021, Canada imported mainly: Machinery, nuclear reactors & boilers (14 percent), vehicles other than railways, tramways (14 percent), and electrical & electronic equipment (9.4 percent). Canada's major import partners were: the US (49 percent of total imports), China (14 percent), Mexico (5.5 percent), and Germany (3.1 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
65820.00 65440.00 65820.00 1112.00 1971 - 2022 CAD Million Monthly

News Stream
Canada Imports Edge Up 0.6% MoM in October
Imports to Canada were up 0.6% over a month to CAD 65.8 billion in October of 2022. Imports rose mostly for motor vehicles and parts (+4.6%), driven by higher imports of passenger cars and light trucks (+6.3%); metal and non-metallic mineral products (+6.5%) and energy products (+8.4%). Crude oil imports (+9.4%) posted their first gain since June. On the other hand, imports fell for basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (-6.4%), consumer goods (-2.0%), metal ores and non-metallic minerals (-12.5%), and electronic and electrical equipment and parts (-2.6%). Imports from countries other than the US were up 1.8%, mainly from Belgium (pharmaceutical products) and South Korea (various products). Meanwhile, imports from China fell 3.7%.
2022-12-06
Canada Imports Rise 0.4% MoM in September
Imports to Canada were up 0.4% over a month to CAD 65.2 billion in September of 2022, the first increase after two straight months of declines. Increases were observed in 6 of the 11 product sections, primarily consumer goods (3.7%), on higher imports of pharmaceutical products (+22.7%). Also, purchases of industrial machinery, equipment and parts (+4.1%) rose significantly for a second consecutive month, reaching a record high of CAD 7.7 billion in September, on higher imports of turbines and generator equipment destined for wind farm projects in Alberta. Conversely, imports decreased for energy products (-16.7%), mainly crude oil and crude bitumen (-26%) and refined petroleum energy products (-23.4%).
2022-11-03
Canada Imports Drop to 5-Month Low
Imports to Canada fell by 1.7% over a month to a five-month low of CAD 63.9 billion in August of 2022, the second straight monthly decline for the first time since September of 2021. Decreases were observed in 8 of the 11 product sections in August, mostly motor vehicles & parts (-7.1%), namely passenger cars and light trucks (-9.5%) and engines and parts (-7.4%) as the industry continues to be impacted by supply chain issues. Many other product sections contributed to the decline in total imports, including basic and industrial chemical, plastic & rubber product (-4.3%), metal and non-metallic mineral products (-4.1%), electronic and electrical equipment and part (-2.9%), and energy products (-4.3%). Conversely, purchases of industrial machinery, equipment & parts increased (+3.6%), boosted by "other industry-specific manufacturing machinery" (+56.1%), mainly due to imports of machinery and parts for the new liquefied natural gas terminal currently being built in British Columbia.
2022-10-05

Canada Imports by Category Last Previous
(bop) - Total of All Merchandise 65228.20 63864.00 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Consumer Goods 13728.20 13035.20 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 9542.30 9500.30 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 4760.40 4568.50 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Energy Products 3760.90 4468.20 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 3287.70 3383.80 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 2678.30 2561.80 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 2020.60 2003.30 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 1999.50 1568.50 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 1987.90 1921.50 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1835.40 1863.50 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1732.40 1665.80 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 1590.60 1547.40 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 1392.10 1873.10 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Refined Petroleum Energy Produ 1305.00 1758.00 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Electrical Components 1287.80 1216.00 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 1170.80 1093.90 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Plastic Resins 950.80 915.10 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 936.30 914.10 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Fabricated Metal Products 918.30 933.40 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 910.40 965.10 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Natural Gas 735.30 491.90 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Cleaning Products and Toiletri 723.30 670.50 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Paper and Published Products 628.40 618.40 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Non-metallic Mineral Products 571.90 568.60 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Appliances 517.50 591.40 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Meat Products 488.80 483.90 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Alcoholic Beverages 451.90 417.90 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Tires 411.10 426.80 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Pulp and Paper Stock 387.80 377.20 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Aircraft 359.10 434.80 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Animal Feed 250.70 251.90 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Dyes and Pigments, Petrochemic 179.60 197.40 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Nickel Ores and Concentrates 151.90 128.20 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Dairy Products 149.80 133.50 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Coffee and Tea 137.30 140.70 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Metalworking Machinery 111.50 107.20 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Non-metallic Minerals 99.50 110.80 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Copper Ores and Concentrates 98.60 81.00 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Iron Ores and Concentrates 96.20 71.90 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Electricity 83.00 59.40 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Tobacco Products 77.30 77.40 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Live Animals 74.10 62.50 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Asphalt and Asphalt Products 55.40 49.40 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Wheat 10.70 2.30 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Canola 7.40 5.00 CAD Million Sep/22
(bop) - Potash 0.50 0.50 CAD Million Sep/22

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