Foreign investors bought CAD 15.5 billion of Canada securities in August 2020, after selling CAD 8.5 billion in July. The foreign investment activity reflected a strong demand on the secondary market for long-term debt securities issued by government entities. Non-resident investors acquired CAD 7.6 billion of federal government outstanding bonds. Also, foreign investors bought CAD2.5 billion of provincial bonds and CAD 1.8 billion of federal government enterprise bonds on the secondary market, largely Canadian dollar denominated instruments. Investors increased their holdings of Canadian short-term debt securities for a second straight month in August, mostly in money market instruments issued by Canadian private corporations as non-residents added CAD 3.7 billion worth in their portfolios, mainly banking sector instruments. Meantime, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by CAD 5.7 billion, led by acquisitions of US shares. source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4465.97 CAD Million from 1988 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 51020 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 2020.

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. Looking forward, we estimate Foreign Stock Investment in Canada to stand at 800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Foreign Stock Investment is projected to trend around 2300.00 CAD Million in 2021 and 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
15510.00 -8491.00 51020.00 -24129.00 1988 - 2020 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-16 12:30 PM May C$22.4B C$49.0B
2020-08-17 12:30 PM Jun C$-13.5B C$22.4B
2020-09-16 12:30 PM Jul C$-8.5B C$-14.1B
2020-10-16 12:30 PM Aug C$15.5B C$-8.5B
2020-11-17 01:30 PM Sep C$15.5B
2020-12-16 01:30 PM Oct


News Stream
Foreign Investors Buy CAD 15.5B of Canadian Securities in August
Foreign investors bought CAD 15.5 billion of Canada securities in August 2020, after selling CAD 8.5 billion in July. The foreign investment activity reflected a strong demand on the secondary market for long-term debt securities issued by government entities. Non-resident investors acquired CAD 7.6 billion of federal government outstanding bonds. Also, foreign investors bought CAD2.5 billion of provincial bonds and CAD 1.8 billion of federal government enterprise bonds on the secondary market, largely Canadian dollar denominated instruments. Investors increased their holdings of Canadian short-term debt securities for a second straight month in August, mostly in money market instruments issued by Canadian private corporations as non-residents added CAD 3.7 billion worth in their portfolios, mainly banking sector instruments. Meantime, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by CAD 5.7 billion, led by acquisitions of US shares.
2020-10-16
Foreign Investors Sell CAD 8.5B of Canadian Securities
Foreign investors sold CAD 8.5 billion of Canada securities in July of 2020, after selling an upwardly revised CAD 14.1 billion in June. It was the second straight month of divestment, as foreign investors reduced their exposure to Canadian bonds for the second straight month by CAD 16.4 billion. However, foreign investors acquired money market instruments by CAD 7.4 billion, the largest investment since October 2016. Non-residents purchased CAD 6.6 billion of federal government short-term debt securities in the month, adding to unprecedented purchases of CAD 23.6 billion recorded in the second quarter. Also, investors purchased $458 million of Canadian equity securities in July, mainly targetting energy and mining shares, following nine consecutive months of divestment. Meanwhile, Canadian investors acquired CAD 1.3 billion of foreign securities, down considerably from a CAD 10.6 billion investment in June, led by acquisitions of US equities.
2020-09-16
Foreign Investors Sell CAD 13.5B of Canadian Securities
Foreign investors sold CAD 13.5 billion of Canadian securities in June 2020, after buying CAD 22.4 billion in May. It was the first divestment in three months and the biggest since December 2018, as foreign investors reduced their holdings of Canadian debt securities by CAD 7.8 billion and equity securities by CAD 5.7 billion. The foreign divestment was primarily in debt securities issued by Canadian provinces and federal government enterprises, as retirements exceeded new issues in the month. Foreign investors reduced their holdings of federal government debt securities by CAD 1.1 billion, mainly in bonds. The overall debt issuance activity by the federal government was down significantly in June. Canadian long-term interest rates were unchanged at 0.54%, while short-term interest rates edged down to 0.21%, their lowest level since February 2010. Meanwhile, Canadian investors bought CAD 10.6 billion of foreign securities to their holdings led by acquisitions of US equities.
2020-08-17
Foreign Investors Buy CAD 22.4B of Canadian Securities
Foreign investors bought CAD 22.4 billion of Canadian securities in May 2020, after buying a record CAD 49.0 billion in April. Foreign investors acquired CAD 32.4 billion of Canadian debt securities, easing from an all-time high investment of CAD 54.0 billion in April, but still marking the second largest investment observed since 1988, when monthly data were first compiled. Foreign investors also added a record CAD 10.9 billion of federal government short-term debt securities to their holdings. Foreign investment in Canadian bonds reached CAD 25.0 billion, down from CAD 46.9 billion in April, driven by private corporate bonds, mainly new bonds issued in foreign markets. Foreign investors acquired CAD 12.3 billion of private corporate bonds while issuances of bonds by financial corporations slowed in May, more specifically banks' covered bonds. Meanwhile, Canadian investors bought CAD 13.4 billion of foreign securities to their holdings as investment in equities accelerated.
2020-07-16

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.