Imports to Canada went up 0.2 percent from a month earlier to CAD 49.7 billion in December 2019, after an upwardly revised 2.7 percent decline in November but missing market expectations of CAD 50.3 billion. Main gains were recorded for consumer goods (4%), in particular pharmaceutical products (11.6%) and aircraft and other transportation equipment & parts (19.9%), primarily on higher purchases of parts of other transportation equipment from Belgium. In contrast, imports fell for metal ores and non-metallic minerals (-20.6%), namely metal ores and concentrates (-27.6%). Imports from the US went down 0.2 percent while those from countries other than the US rose 1 percent. Considering the full year of 2019, total imports grew 1 percent over a year ago.

Imports in Canada averaged 21317.16 CAD Million from 1971 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 52451 CAD Million in March of 2019 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971. 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. source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada is expected to be 54300.00 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 49800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Imports is projected to trend around 49800.00 CAD Million in 2021, according to our econometric models.


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Canada Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
49690.40 49573.50 52451.00 1112.00 1971 - 2019 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-11-05 01:30 PM Sep C$50.8B C$51.65B C$50.98B C$52.3B
2019-12-05 01:30 PM Oct C$50.99B C$50.8B C$50.35B C$51B
2020-01-07 01:30 PM Nov C$49.78B C$51B C$51.02B C$50.9B
2020-02-05 01:30 PM Dec C$49.69B C$49.57B C$50.3B C$50.8B
2020-03-06 01:30 PM Jan C$49.69B C$50B
2020-04-09 12:30 PM Feb
2020-05-08 12:30 PM Mar C$ 54.3B
2020-06-05 12:30 PM Apr


News Stream
Canada Imports Rise 0.2% MoM in December
Imports to Canada went up 0.2 percent from a month earlier to CAD 49.7 billion in December 2019, after an upwardly revised 2.7 percent decline in November but missing market expectations of CAD 50.3 billion. Main gains were recorded for consumer goods (4%), in particular pharmaceutical products (11.6%) and aircraft and other transportation equipment & parts (19.9%), primarily on higher purchases of parts of other transportation equipment from Belgium. In contrast, imports fell for metal ores and non-metallic minerals (-20.6%), namely metal ores and concentrates (-27.6%). Imports from the US went down 0.2 percent while those from countries other than the US rose 1 percent. Considering the full year of 2019, total imports grew 1 percent over a year ago.
2020-02-05
Canada Imports Slide 2.4% MoM in November
Imports to Canada shrank 2.4 percent from a month earlier to CAD 49.78 billion in November 2019, after rising 0.6 percent in October and missing market expectations of CAD 51.02 billion. Main declines were seen in purchases of aircraft & other transportation equipment and parts (-13.8 percent), namely airliners from overseas, as well as aircraft engines and parts from the US. Lower imports of railcars also contributed to the decline in November, mainly tank cars for the transportation of crude oil. Meantime, purchases of energy products (-7.5 percent), in particular natural gas. Imports to the US fell 1.1 percent and those to countries other than the US slumped 4.7 percent, led by China and Mexico.
2020-01-07
Canada Imports Increase 0.5% MoM in October
Imports to Canada increased 0.5 percent to CAD 50.99 billion in October 2019, above market expectations of CAD 50.35 billion. Imports of energy products were up 8.9 percent in October, mainly on higher imports of crude oil and crude bitumen (+8.5 percent), which increased largely due to higher prices. Also, imports advanced for natural gas (+46.2 percent) and refined petroleum products (+6.8 percent). On the other hand, imports of motor vehicles and parts fell for the fifth consecutive month (-3.3 percent), mainly due to passenger cars and light trucks (-4.7 percent) and motor vehicle engines and parts (-12.9 percent).
2019-12-05
Canada Imports Drop 1.7% in September
Imports to Canada fell 1.7 percent month-over-month to CAD 50.76 billion in September, below market expectations of CAD 50.98 billion. Declines were observed in 7 of 11 product sections. Imports declined for metal and non-metallic mineral products (-9.2 percent), mainly due to gold; other transportation equipment and parts (-27.7 percent) amid lower imports of parts for other transportation equipment from Belgium; and metal ores and non-metallic minerals (-20.5 percent), on lower imports of gold and copper ores. Since the beginning of the year, imports rose 1.7 percent compared with the same period of 2018.
2019-11-05

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).

Canada Imports by Category Last Previous
(bop) - Total of All Merchandise 49690.40 49783.50 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Consumer Goods 10584.60 10130.40 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 9019.40 9255.40 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 4253.70 4198.70 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Energy Products 3187.80 3182.20 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 1855.10 1866.70 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 1741.90 1828.20 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 1609.70 1638.10 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 1533.00 1525.70 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1513.40 1451.90 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 1467.20 1402.20 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1269.70 1373.50 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Refined Petroleum Energy Produ 1131.10 1106.20 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Electrical Components 910.40 915.20 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 857.90 1174.20 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 840.20 821.40 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 825.70 860.10 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 789.30 686.30 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 710.20 697.20 CAD Million Dec/19
(bop) - Fabricated Metal Products 675.50 724.30 CAD Million Dec/19

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