Imports to Canada decreased 2.4% month-over-month to CAD 48.8 billion in February of 2021, their lowest level since August 2020. Purchases fell primarily for motor vehicles and parts (-7.8%), namely engines and parts (-14.4%) and passenger cars and light trucks (-4.6%), with worldwide production adjusting to this new challenge. Also, purchases of energy products fell strongly (-21.4%), namely refined petroleum products (-58%). Conversely, imports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts increased (29.1%), in particular, those of aircraft because of the import of four commercial airliners. This was the first time since August 2019 that at least four commercial airliners were imported. Imports from the US were down 1.7% while those from countries other than the US fell 3.6%. source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada averaged 21919.80 CAD Million from 1971 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 52759.20 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. Canada Imports - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2021.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 50100.00 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 50000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Imports is projected to trend around 51000.00 CAD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
48816.90 50015.60 52759.20 1112.00 1971 - 2021 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-07 01:30 PM Nov C$50.1B C$50.23B
2021-02-05 01:30 PM Dec C$48.98B C$50.16B
2021-03-05 01:30 PM Jan C$49.78B C$49.35B
2021-04-07 12:30 PM Feb C$48.82B C$50.02B


News Stream
Canada Imports Drop to 6-Month Low
Imports to Canada decreased 2.4% month-over-month to CAD 48.8 billion in February of 2021, their lowest level since August 2020. Purchases fell primarily for motor vehicles and parts (-7.8%), namely engines and parts (-14.4%) and passenger cars and light trucks (-4.6%), with worldwide production adjusting to this new challenge. Also, purchases of energy products fell strongly (-21.4%), namely refined petroleum products (-58%). Conversely, imports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts increased (29.1%), in particular, those of aircraft because of the import of four commercial airliners. This was the first time since August 2019 that at least four commercial airliners were imported. Imports from the US were down 1.7% while those from countries other than the US fell 3.6%.
2021-04-07
Canada Imports Rise 0.9% MoM In January
Imports to Canada increased 0.9 percent from the previous month to CAD 49.8 billion in January of 2021, following two consecutive months of decline. Imports of energy products (+20.5%) posted the largest gain in January, mainly on higher imports of refined petroleum products (+87.8%), of which diesel. Imports of electronic and electrical equipment and parts (+2.9%) also contributed to the increase, namely electronic and electrical parts and of computers and computer peripherals.
2021-03-05
Canada Imports Fall in December
Imports to Canada declined 2.3 percent from the previous month to CAD 48.98 billion in December 2020, the second consecutive monthly decline and the largest decrease since May. Imports of consumer goods fell 8.0 percent, led by a 21.5 percent slump in purchases of clothing, footwear and textile products. Also, imports of pharmaceutical products dropped 14.7 percent from November's record high. Lastly, imports of miscellaneous goods and supplies were down 8.6 percent, following recent increases that were due in large part to higher imports of personal protective equipment. For the year 2020, imports declined 8.6 percent.
2021-02-05
Canada Imports Drop 0.3% MoM in November
Imports to Canada edged down 0.3% month-over-month to CAD 50.1 billion in November of 2020, mainly due to lower purchases of industrial machinery, equipment and parts (-3.9%), of which other general-purpose machinery and equipment (-6.8%). In October, high-value shipments of wind turbines from China related to a new wind farm project were observed but were not repeated in November. Imports also decreased for metal ores and non-metallic minerals (-11%), namely other metal ores and concentrates (-23.2%) as a result of lower imports of gold from Peru. These declines were partially offset by higher imports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (+16.2%), especially those of aircraft, in part because of two new airliners imported from Ireland.
2021-01-07

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 48816.90 49779.30 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Consumer Goods 10958.20 10858.90 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 8042.40 8722.00 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 4145.10 4342.80 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 2831.40 2638.40 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 1963.40 2058.50 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 1940.80 2054.80 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Energy Products 1627.40 2035.20 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1564.90 1523.80 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 1473.40 1511.90 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1306.00 1359.80 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 1163.80 1407.30 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 1162.20 1033.70 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 958.70 953.60 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 863.60 824.70 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Electrical Components 858.90 915.80 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 748.70 826.00 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 715.50 723.60 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Fabricated Metal Products 675.20 689.80 CAD Million Feb/21
(bop) - Plastic Resins 673.10 696.80 CAD Million Feb/21

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