Foreign investors acquired CAD 5.1 billion of Canadian securities in December of 2020, the lowest in three months, as non-resident investors reduced their holdings of federal government enterprise bonds by CAD 6.9 billion. Conversely, overseas investors added CAD 7.7 billion of private corporate paper to their holdings in December, the most since October 2016, due to new issues of US dollar-denominated paper by Canadian banks. At the same time, foreign investment in the Canadian stock market reached its highest level since January 2019, led by acquisitions of shares from all major industries except the banking sector. On the other hand, Canadian investors acquired an unprecedented CAD 26.9 billion of foreign securities, due to a record purchase of CAD 22.4 billion of US shares. In 2020, non-resident investors purchased CAD 127.1 billion of Canadian securities while Canadian investors acquired CAD 40 billion of foreign securities. source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4482.94 CAD Million from 1988 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 50952 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 March of 2021.

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada is expected to be -3100.00 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 2300.00 in 12 months time. 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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5081.00 11782.00 50952.00 -24129.00 1988 - 2020 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-17 01:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases Sep C$4.5B C$15.5B
2020-12-16 01:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases Oct C$6.9B C$4.7B
2021-01-18 01:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases Nov C$11.78B C$6.93B
2021-02-16 01:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases Dec C$5.08B C$11.78B
2021-03-16 12:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases Jan C$5.08B
2021-04-16 12:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases Feb
2021-05-17 12:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases Mar
2021-06-17 12:30 PM Foreign Securities Purchases Apr


News Stream
Foreign Investors Buy the Least Canadian Securities in 3 Months
Foreign investors acquired CAD 5.1 billion of Canadian securities in December of 2020, the lowest in three months, as non-resident investors reduced their holdings of federal government enterprise bonds by CAD 6.9 billion. Conversely, overseas investors added CAD 7.7 billion of private corporate paper to their holdings in December, the most since October 2016, due to new issues of US dollar-denominated paper by Canadian banks. At the same time, foreign investment in the Canadian stock market reached its highest level since January 2019, led by acquisitions of shares from all major industries except the banking sector. On the other hand, Canadian investors acquired an unprecedented CAD 26.9 billion of foreign securities, due to a record purchase of CAD 22.4 billion of US shares. In 2020, non-resident investors purchased CAD 127.1 billion of Canadian securities while Canadian investors acquired CAD 40 billion of foreign securities.
2021-02-16
Foreign Investors Buy the Most Canadian Securities in 3 Months
Foreign investors acquired CAD 11.8 billion of Canadian securities in November of 2020, the most in 3 months. Investment in debt securities reached CAD 7.3 billion, reflecting strong demand for federal government instruments denominated in Canadian dollars which were at their highest in six months. Investment in shares amounted to CAD 4.5 billion, the most since February of 2019, led by secondary market acquisitions of shares of the banking sector. Over the month, non-resident investors acquired $5.9 billion of money market instruments and $4.3 billion of bonds of the federal government. Meanwhile, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by $7.6 billion, led by acquisitions of US shares.
2021-01-18
Foreign Investors Buy CAD 6.9B of Canadian Securities in October
Foreign investors purchased CAD 6.9 billion of Canada securities in October of 2020, after buying an upwardly revised CAD 4.7 billion in September. The foreign investment activity in the month mainly reflected foreign acquisitions of government bonds moderated by a divestment in private corporate bonds. Non-residents added CAD 7.1 billion of provincial government bonds to their portfolios in October, their largest investment since May 2017. Also, foreign investors acquired CAD 4.6 billion of federal government bonds in October, following a CAD 6.4 billion divestment in September. However, non-residents reduced their holdings of private corporate bonds by CAD 5.5 billion, their largest divestment since July. Foreign investment in Canadian equity securities also slowed to CAD 571 million in October from CAD 4.2 billion investment in September. Meanwhile, Canadian investors acquired CAD 8.0 billion of foreign securities, largely foreign government bonds.
2020-12-16
Foreign Investors Buy CAD 4.5B of Canadian Securities in September
Foreign investors purchased CAD 4.5 billion of Canada securities in September of 2020, after buying CAD 15.5 billion in August. The foreign investment activity reflected acquisitions of securities from the corporate sector, moderated by a divestment in securities from the government sector. Foreign investment in Canadian shares amounted to CAD 3.9 billion, the largest investment since February 2019, in particular issuances of new shares to non-resident portfolio investors, as well as purchases on the secondary market. Foreign acquisitions of corporate bonds reached CAD 9.2 billion, the largest foreign investment since May. Still, foreign investors reduced their holdings of federal government bonds by CAD 6.4 billion, their largest divestment since July 2019. Meantime, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by CAD 11.2 billion, the highest investment in four months, amid acquisitions of bonds and shares.
2020-11-17

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.