Foreign investors reduced their exposure to Canadian securities by a net CAD 22.3 billion in September of 2022, the most since December 2018, and swinging from the net acquisition of CAD 26.2 billion in the prior month. Non-residents sold a net CAD 13.3 billion in debt securities, mainly through federal government money market instruments (CAD -9.2 billion) and federal government bonds (CAD -5.8 billion). In the meantime, foreigners unloaded a net CAD 8.9 billion in Canadian equities, tracking the 4.6% decline in the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite index during the period. On the other hand, Canadian residents acquired a net CAD 9.6 billion of foreign securities, as net purchases of bonds (CAD 12.9 billion) offset the sales of equities (CAD -1.4 billion). source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 5038.33 CAD Million from 1988 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 52609.00 CAD Million in April of 2020 and a record low of -24129.00 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. Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2022.

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada is expected to be 13059.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities is projected to trend around 6835.00 CAD Million in 2023 and 12888.00 CAD Million in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-10-18 12:30 PM Aug C$22.01B C$14.73B C$17.32B
2022-11-18 01:30 PM Sep C$-22.27B C$26.22B
2022-12-16 01:30 PM Oct C$-22.27B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Money Supply M0 319257.00 310021.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Money Supply M2 2374338.00 2358110.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Money Supply M3 3371949.00 3340092.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves 103776.00 102689.00 USD Million Oct 2022
Loans to Private Sector 603776.00 592110.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Foreign Stock Investment -22270.00 26220.00 CAD Million Sep 2022

Foreign Investment in Canadian Securities
In Canada, the data series on international transactions in securities covers portfolio transactions in equity and investment fund shares, bonds and money market instruments for both Canadian and foreign issues. This activity excludes transactions in equity and debt instruments between affiliated enterprises, which are classified as foreign direct investment in international accounts.
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-22270.00 26220.00 52609.00 -24129.00 1988 - 2022 CAD Million Monthly
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News Stream
Foreign Investment in Canada Falls the Most Since 2018
Foreign investors reduced their exposure to Canadian securities by a net CAD 22.3 billion in September of 2022, the most since December 2018, and swinging from the net acquisition of CAD 26.2 billion in the prior month. Non-residents sold a net CAD 13.3 billion in debt securities, mainly through federal government money market instruments (CAD -9.2 billion) and federal government bonds (CAD -5.8 billion). In the meantime, foreigners unloaded a net CAD 8.9 billion in Canadian equities, tracking the 4.6% decline in the benchmark S&P/TSX Composite index during the period. On the other hand, Canadian residents acquired a net CAD 9.6 billion of foreign securities, as net purchases of bonds (CAD 12.9 billion) offset the sales of equities (CAD -1.4 billion).
2022-11-18
Foreign Investment in Canada Above Expectations
Foreign investors acquired a net CAD 22 billion in Canadian securities in August of 2022, picking up from the upwardly revised CAD 14.8 billion in the previous month and surpassing market estimates of a CAD 17.3 billion inflow. Foreign individuals invested CAD 20.1 billion in Canadian bonds, mainly through debt of chartered banks denominated in US dollars and euros. In the meantime, non-residents sold a net 0.015 billion in Canadian equities and investment fund shares, the least since December of 2021. Meanwhile, Canadian investors sold a net CAD 1.4 billion of foreign securities, mostly due to sales of foreign equity and investment fund shares.
2022-10-18
Foreign Investors Resume Buying Canadian Securities
Foreign investors acquired CAD 17.5 billion of Canadian securities in July of 2022 after divesting a revised CAD 17.6 billion in the previous month. Foreign investment in Canadian private corporate debt securities totaled CAD 18.3 billion, while non-resident investors increased their exposure to federal government bonds by CAD 7.5 billion, their most significant investment in 2022. On the other hand, foreign investors reduced their holdings of government paper, both federal (- CAD 3.5 billion) and provincial (- CAD 2.8 billion). On top of that, the reduction in foreign holdings of Canadian equity securities totaled CAD 2.2 billion. Meanwhile, Canadian investors acquired CAD 4.3 billion of foreign securities.
2022-09-16