Imports to Canada rose 1.0 percent month-over-month to CAD 51.54 billion in August 2019 from an upwardly revised CAD 51.05 billion in the previous month. Higher imports of metal and non-metallic mineral products (9.4 percent) were the main contributor to the overall gain, mainly on imports of gold, which reached their highest level in more than two years. Also, imports advanced for energy products (9.7 percent) and metal ores and non-metallic minerals (8.8 percent). Meanwhile, these increases were partially offset by a 2.5 percent decrease in imports of consumer goods. Imports in Canada averaged 21118.02 CAD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 52387.80 CAD Million in May of 2019 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 49000.00 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 51000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Imports is projected to trend around 49800.00 CAD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-07-03 12:30 PM Imports May C$52.34B C$51.84B C$52.1B C$52.5B
2019-08-02 12:30 PM Imports Jun C$50.17B C$52.43B C$51.8B C$49.4B
2019-09-04 12:30 PM Imports Jul C$50.89B C$50.28B C$51.8B C$51.1B
2019-10-04 12:30 PM Imports Aug C$51.54B C$51.05B C$49.2B
2019-11-05 01:30 PM Imports Sep C$51.54B C$ 51B
2019-12-05 01:30 PM Imports Oct


Canada Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -955.30 -1381.80 8524.80 -4962.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account -6380.00 -16630.00 12230.00 -20197.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.60 -2.80 2.70 -4.20 percent [+]
Imports 51537.00 51044.80 52387.80 1112.00 CAD Million [+]
Exports 50581.70 49663.00 52848.90 1366.00 CAD Million [+]
External Debt 2736179.00 2684119.00 2736179.00 795408.00 CAD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 92.00 92.00 108.50 79.10 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 21668.00 12022.00 50326.00 -8640.00 CAD Million [+]
Capital Flows 0.00 -89.00 4632.00 -672.00 CAD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.00 0.00 46.20 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 4265.00 4184.00 4520.00 955.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 3.53 2.96 3.53 0.65 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 4712926.00 3889172.00 7006165.00 1138895.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 84.00 64.00 473.00 38.00 USD Million [+]

Canada Imports by Category Last Previous
(bop) - Total of All Merchandise 51537.00 51044.80 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Consumer Goods 10359.70 10620.50 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 9764.40 9749.30 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Equi 5938.70 5939.40 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Industrial Machinery, Equipmen 5823.80 5856.70 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 4397.50 4482.50 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Tires, Motor Vehicle Engines&m 4211.00 4188.30 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Motor Vehicle Engines and Moto 3871.00 3837.20 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Basic&industrial Chemical, Pla 3769.20 3704.60 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Metal and Non-metallic Mineral 3533.30 3229.00 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Energy Products 3054.80 2783.80 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Food, Beverage and Tobacco Pro 2654.00 2579.50 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Cleaning Products, Appliances, 2612.90 2603.20 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Basic Chemicals and Industrial 2268.30 2194.90 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Forestry Products&building&pac 2215.00 2193.20 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Clothing, Footwear and Textile 2146.70 2171.40 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 2050.10 1759.20 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 1882.60 1863.50 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Farm, Fishing and Intermediate 1843.20 1804.50 CAD Million Aug/19
(bop) - Pharmaceutical and Medicinal P 1634.50 1941.90 CAD Million Aug/19

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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). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
51537.00 51044.80 52387.80 1112.00 1971 - 2019 CAD Million Monthly




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