Foreign investors bought a record CAD 49.0 billion of Canadian securities in April 2020, after selling an upwardly revised CAD 9.82 billion in March. Foreign investors acquired CAD 54.0 billion of Canadian debt securities, following a CAD 39.1 billion investment in the first quarter. April's record foreign investment occurred against the backdrop of a surge in borrowing activities. The federal government raised a total of CAD 136.8 billion of funds from the issuance of debt securities, leading to strong investment on the secondary market, as non-resident investors acquired CAD 15.8 billion of federal government bonds and CAD 10.2 billion of money market instruments. Private corporations issued a record CAD 25.0 billion of new bonds abroad. Meanwhile, Canadian investors sold CAD 134 million of their holdings of foreign securities, following a record-level divestment of CAD 42 billion in the prior month.

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4450.44 CAD Million from 1988 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 49035 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 July of 2020. source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada is expected to be 10194.99 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Foreign Stock Investment in Canada to stand at 10170.04 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Foreign Stock Investment is projected to trend around 10170.11 CAD Million in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Foreign Stock Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49035.00 -9815.00 49035.00 -24129.00 1988 - 2020 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-03-17 12:30 PM Jan C$17.01B C$-10.22B
2020-04-29 12:30 PM Feb C$20.61B C$16.81B
2020-05-15 12:30 PM Mar C$-9.78B C$19.42B
2020-06-16 12:30 PM Apr C$49.0B C$-9.82B
2020-07-16 12:30 PM May C$49.0B
2020-08-17 12:30 PM Jun
2020-09-16 12:30 PM Jul
2020-10-16 12:30 PM Aug


News Stream
Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities at Record High
Foreign investors bought a record CAD 49.0 billion of Canadian securities in April 2020, after selling an upwardly revised CAD 9.82 billion in March. Foreign investors acquired CAD 54.0 billion of Canadian debt securities, following a CAD 39.1 billion investment in the first quarter. April's record foreign investment occurred against the backdrop of a surge in borrowing activities. The federal government raised a total of CAD 136.8 billion of funds from the issuance of debt securities, leading to strong investment on the secondary market, as non-resident investors acquired CAD 15.8 billion of federal government bonds and CAD 10.2 billion of money market instruments. Private corporations issued a record CAD 25.0 billion of new bonds abroad. Meanwhile, Canadian investors sold CAD 134 million of their holdings of foreign securities, following a record-level divestment of CAD 42 billion in the prior month.
2020-06-16
Foreign Investors Sell CAD 9.8B of Canadian Securities
Foreign investors sold CAD 9.78 billion of Canadian securities in March 2020, after buying a downwardly revised CAD 19.42 billion in the previous month. International transactions in securities showed a changing pattern throughout the first three months of the year as the situation of the coronavirus pandemic evolved. Foreign investors reduced their exposure to Canadian securities in March, largely on sales of shares, they divested CAD 6.1 billion of shares with banking and energy & mining sectors among the largest contributors to the divestment. Also, foreign acquisitions of bonds slowed significantly for both federal and private corporate bonds. Meantime, Canadian investors sold a record CAD 42.2 billion of their holding of foreign securities.
2020-05-15
Foreign Investment In Canadian Securities at Over 1-Year High
Foreign investors bought CAD 20.61 billion of Canadian securities in February 2020, after buying a downwardly revised CAD 16.81 billion in the previous month. It was the largest investment since January last year, as foreign holding of Canadian debt securities were CAD 21.51 million and of bonds were CAD 22.5 billion. Meantime, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by CAD 6.1 billion in February.
2020-04-29
Foreign Investment In Canadian Securities at 1-Year High
Foreign investors bought CAD 17.01 billion of Canadian securities in January 2020, after selling an upwardly revised CAD 10.22 billion in the previous month. It was the largest investment in a year, as foreign holding of Canadian bonds were CAD 21.4 billion, with net issuances of bonds on foreign markets accounting for over half of the activity, led by private corporations. Foreign purchases of new bonds issued by Canadian private corporations totalled CAD 23.0 billion, the highest level since March 2015. The Government of Canada issued a USD 3 billion global bond in January, with proceeds used to strengthen Canada's international foreign reserves. The last issuance of a USD global bond by the federal government was in January 2019. Meantime, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by CAD 9.1 billion in January, following strong acquisitions totalling CAD 13.8 billion in December.
2020-03-17

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.