Canada Imports  1971-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Canada declined 2.5 percent from the previous month to CAD 50.0 billion in August of 2018. Purchases of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts fell 27.8 percent to CAD 1.3 billion, as there were no imports of commercial airliners and aircraft engines and parts decreased 16.9 percent. Also, imports of consumer goods decreased 3.7% to CAD 10.5 billion, namely pharmaceutical and medicinal products (-5.0 percent), miscellaneous goods and supplies (-3.5 percent) and furniture and fixtures (-9.5 percent); and motor vehicles and parts (down 3.8 percent to CAD 9.0 billion), particularly motor vehicle engines and parts (-9.6 percent), as atypical planned shutdowns in the automotive manufacturing sector in August contributed to lower imports of auto parts. Imports in Canada averaged 20482.88 CAD Million from 1971 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 51935.50 CAD Million in March of 2018 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-03 12:30 PM Imports C$51.32B C$51.43B C$ 51.3B
2018-09-05 12:30 PM Imports C$51.38B C$51.6B C$ 51.5B
2018-10-05 12:30 PM Imports C$50.02B C$51.3B C$ 51.5B
2018-11-02 12:30 PM Imports C$50.02B C$ 50.3B
2018-12-06 01:30 PM Imports C$ 50.4B


Canada Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 526.10 -189.30 8524.80 -4127.40 CAD Million [+]
Exports 50549.30 51113.60 51113.60 1366.00 CAD Million [+]
Imports 50023.20 51302.90 51935.50 1112.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account -15880.00 -17500.00 12230.00 -20197.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.00 -3.30 2.70 -4.20 percent [+]
External Debt 631.90 615.99 631.90 14.82 CAD Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 93.10 92.40 110.30 81.20 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 11674.00 16752.00 50326.00 -8640.00 CAD Million [+]
Capital Flows 0.00 -51.00 4632.00 -672.00 CAD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.00 0.00 46.20 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 4123.00 4237.00 4297.00 955.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 2.96 2.52 3.00 0.65 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 4496465.00 3786646.00 7006165.00 1138895.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 87.00 144.00 469.00 38.00 USD Million [+]

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Canada Imports

In 2017, Canada imported mainly: consumer goods (22 percent of total imports); motor vehicles and parts (20 percent); electronic and electrical equipment and parts (12 percent); industrial machinery, equipment and parts (10 percent); basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (8 percent); metal and non-metallic mineral products (8 percent) and energy products (6 percent). Canada's major import partners were: the United States (65 percent of total imports); the European Union (10 percent), of which Germany (3 percent); China (7 percent); Mexico (4 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
50023.20 51302.90 51935.50 1112.00 1971 - 2018 CAD Million Monthly




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