Imports to Canada fell 4.7% month-over-month to CAD 49.6 billion in April of 2021, largely attributed to a significant contraction in purchases of motor vehicles and parts (-22.1% to CAD 6.6 billion), as a global semiconductor supply shortage forced production shutdowns in the auto assembly industry. Also, imports retreated for consumer goods (-3.3% to CAD 11.0 billion); metals & non-metallic mineral products (-2.7% to CAD 4.5 billion); and industrial machinery, equipment & parts (-0.9% to CAD 5.5 billion). Imports from the US dropped by 5.2% to CAD 30.7 billion, in line with other major trade partners, such as China (-18.8% to CAD 4.7 billion) and Mexico (-6.6% to CAD 1.4 billion). source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada averaged 22016.21 CAD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 52759.20 CAD Million in March of 2019 and a record low of 1112 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 June of 2021.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 50100.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Canada to stand at 50000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Imports is projected to trend around 51000.00 CAD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49612.70 52047.70 52759.20 1112.00 1971 - 2021 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Jan C$49.78B C$49.35B
2021-04-07 12:30 PM Feb C$48.82B C$50.02B
2021-05-04 12:30 PM Mar C$51.76B C$49.07B
2021-06-08 12:30 PM Apr C$49.61B C$52.05B


News Stream
Canada Imports Drop 4.7% in April
Imports to Canada fell 4.7% month-over-month to CAD 49.6 billion in April of 2021, largely attributed to a significant contraction in purchases of motor vehicles and parts (-22.1% to CAD 6.6 billion), as a global semiconductor supply shortage forced production shutdowns in the auto assembly industry. Also, imports retreated for consumer goods (-3.3% to CAD 11.0 billion); metals & non-metallic mineral products (-2.7% to CAD 4.5 billion); and industrial machinery, equipment & parts (-0.9% to CAD 5.5 billion). Imports from the US dropped by 5.2% to CAD 30.7 billion, in line with other major trade partners, such as China (-18.8% to CAD 4.7 billion) and Mexico (-6.6% to CAD 1.4 billion).
2021-06-08
Canada Imports Rebound to Nearly 2-Year High
Imports to Canada rose 5.5% month-over-month to CAD 51.8 billion in March of 2021, the highest level observed since May 2019, as all 11 product sections posted increases, with 9 up more than CAD 100 million. The strongest gain was recorded in the purchases of energy products (54.7%), driven by robust increases in the imports of refined petroleum products (160.2%) and crude oil (19.4%). Nevertheless, energy imports were still 25% below their January 2020 level, when they last peaked. In addition, there was also the rebound in the purchases of motor vehicles & parts (4.6%), as production in assembly plants seems to be slowly picking up. Imports from the US rose 5.2% to CAD 32.3 billion, while those from countries other than the US were up by 5.9% to CAD 19.5 billion.
2021-05-04
Canada Imports Drop to 6-Month Low
Imports to Canada decreased 2.4% month-over-month to CAD 48.8 billion in February of 2021, their lowest level since August 2020. Purchases fell primarily for motor vehicles and parts (-7.8%), namely engines and parts (-14.4%) and passenger cars and light trucks (-4.6%), with worldwide production adjusting to this new challenge. Also, purchases of energy products fell strongly (-21.4%), namely refined petroleum products (-58%). Conversely, imports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts increased (29.1%), in particular, those of aircraft because of the import of four commercial airliners. This was the first time since August 2019 that at least four commercial airliners were imported. Imports from the US were down 1.7% while those from countries other than the US fell 3.6%.
2021-04-07
Canada Imports Rise 0.9% MoM In January
Imports to Canada increased 0.9 percent from the previous month to CAD 49.8 billion in January of 2021, following two consecutive months of decline. Imports of energy products (+20.5%) posted the largest gain in January, mainly on higher imports of refined petroleum products (+87.8%), of which diesel. Imports of electronic and electrical equipment and parts (+2.9%) also contributed to the increase, namely electronic and electrical parts and of computers and computer peripherals.
2021-03-05

Canada Imports
In 2018, Canada imported mainly: consumer goods (20 percent of total imports); motor vehicles and parts (19 percent); electronic and electrical equipment and parts (12 percent); industrial machinery, equipment and parts (11 percent); basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (8 percent); metal and non-metallic mineral products (7 percent) and energy products (6 percent). Canada's major import partners were: the US (64 percent of total imports); the EU (10 percent), of which Germany (3 percent); China (8 percent); Mexico (3 percent) and Japan (2 percent).
Canada Imports by Category Last Previous
(bop) - Total of All Merchandise 49612.70 51757.80 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Consumer Goods 10966.40 11286.60 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 6641.90 8486.60 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 3050.20 4315.10 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 2865.80 2990.50 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Energy Products 2445.30 2520.90 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 2142.40 2126.00 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 1945.10 2058.40 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 1663.40 1563.30 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1560.20 1600.10 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 1393.70 1233.30 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1358.90 1289.60 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 1250.10 1155.00 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 1039.40 1321.90 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Electrical Components 922.70 937.60 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 848.10 854.70 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 845.60 859.80 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Plastic Resins 794.90 696.30 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Refined Petroleum Energy Produ 780.20 725.70 CAD Million Apr/21
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 758.00 701.50 CAD Million Apr/21

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