Foreign investors bought a net CAD 8.5 billion in Canadian securities in February of 2021, reflecting strong foreign investment in securities from the corporate sector, moderated by a continued large divestment in securities from the federal government sector. Foreign acquisitions of Canadian shares reached CAD 9.5 billion, the largest investment in four years, in both new and outstanding shares. At the same time, non-resident investors added CAD 10.0 billion of Canadian corporate debt securities to their holdings, led by instruments denominated in Canadian dollars from federal government enterprises and financial corporations. On the other hand, foreign investors reduced their exposure to federal government debt securities by CAD 11.2 billion, following a divestment of CAD 10.9 billion in January. Meanwhile, Canadian investors acquired CAD 10.5 billion of foreign securities in February, continuing a trend of net purchases that began in May 2020. source: Statistics Canada

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 4484.99 CAD Million from 1988 until 2021, reaching an all time high of 51016 CAD Million in April of 2020 and a record low of -24129 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. Canada Foreign Stock Investment - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2021.

Foreign Stock Investment in Canada is expected to be -1500.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Foreign Stock Investment in Canada to stand at 2300.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Canada Foreign Stock Investment is projected to trend around 7500.00 CAD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Foreign Stock Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8520.00 1110.00 51016.00 -24129.00 1988 - 2021 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-18 01:30 PM Nov C$11.78B C$6.93B
2021-02-16 01:30 PM Dec C$5.08B C$11.78B
2021-03-16 12:30 PM Jan C$1.27B C$5.33B
2021-04-16 12:30 PM Feb C$8.52B C$1.11B
2021-05-17 12:30 PM Mar C$8.52B
2021-06-17 12:30 PM Apr
2021-07-16 12:30 PM May
2021-08-17 12:30 PM Jun


News Stream
Foreign Investors Buy Canadian Securities for 7th Month
Foreign investors bought a net CAD 8.5 billion in Canadian securities in February of 2021, reflecting strong foreign investment in securities from the corporate sector, moderated by a continued large divestment in securities from the federal government sector. Foreign acquisitions of Canadian shares reached CAD 9.5 billion, the largest investment in four years, in both new and outstanding shares. At the same time, non-resident investors added CAD 10.0 billion of Canadian corporate debt securities to their holdings, led by instruments denominated in Canadian dollars from federal government enterprises and financial corporations. On the other hand, foreign investors reduced their exposure to federal government debt securities by CAD 11.2 billion, following a divestment of CAD 10.9 billion in January. Meanwhile, Canadian investors acquired CAD 10.5 billion of foreign securities in February, continuing a trend of net purchases that began in May 2020.
2021-04-16
Foreign Investors Buy Canadian Securities for 6th Month
Foreign investors bought a net CAD 1.27 billion in Canadian securities in January 2021, the lowest investment in six months, as foreign acquisitions of provincial government bonds offset a divestment in federal government debt securities. At the same time, foreign investment in the Canadian stock market remained strong. Foreign investors added a record CAD 10.3 billion of provincial government bonds to their portfolios in January, led by primary market activities. However, they have reduced their holdings of federal government debt securities by CAD 10.9 billion, the largest divestment since March 2018, due to net retirements of treasury bills. Meanwhile, Canadian investors acquired CAD 3.5 billion in foreign securities, down considerably from a CAD 26.9 billion investment in December.
2021-03-16
Foreign Investors Buy the Least Canadian Securities in 3 Months
Foreign investors acquired CAD 5.1 billion of Canadian securities in December of 2020, the lowest in three months, as non-resident investors reduced their holdings of federal government enterprise bonds by CAD 6.9 billion. Conversely, overseas investors added CAD 7.7 billion of private corporate paper to their holdings in December, the most since October 2016, due to new issues of US dollar-denominated paper by Canadian banks. At the same time, foreign investment in the Canadian stock market reached its highest level since January 2019, led by acquisitions of shares from all major industries except the banking sector. On the other hand, Canadian investors acquired an unprecedented CAD 26.9 billion of foreign securities, due to a record purchase of CAD 22.4 billion of US shares. In 2020, non-resident investors purchased CAD 127.1 billion of Canadian securities while Canadian investors acquired CAD 40 billion of foreign securities.
2021-02-16
Foreign Investors Buy the Most Canadian Securities in 3 Months
Foreign investors acquired CAD 11.8 billion of Canadian securities in November of 2020, the most in 3 months. Investment in debt securities reached CAD 7.3 billion, reflecting strong demand for federal government instruments denominated in Canadian dollars which were at their highest in six months. Investment in shares amounted to CAD 4.5 billion, the most since February of 2019, led by secondary market acquisitions of shares of the banking sector. Over the month, non-resident investors acquired $5.9 billion of money market instruments and $4.3 billion of bonds of the federal government. Meanwhile, Canadian investors increased their holdings of foreign securities by $7.6 billion, led by acquisitions of US shares.
2021-01-18

Canada Foreign Stock Investment
Foreign investment in Canadian securities includes debt securities, bonds and equity and investment fund shares. Transactions are recorded on a net basis.