Imports to Canada fell 1.8% over a month to CAD 64.2 billion in July of 2022, the first decrease since January. Declines were observed in 7 of the 11 product sections, led by consumer goods (-4.2%), primarily miscellaneous goods and supplies (-9.8%) and energy products (-10.2%), on account of refined petroleum energy products (-15.2%). Imports of industrial machinery, equipment and parts (-6.0%) also decreased in July. Conversely, purchases of motor vehicles and parts rose 8.4% boosted by higher imports of motor vehicle engines and parts (+21.0%). source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada averaged 22877.87 CAD Million from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 65345.20 CAD Million in June of 2022 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 October of 2022.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 61931.00 CAD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Canada Imports is projected to trend around 59879.00 CAD Million in 2023 and 59674.00 CAD Million in 2024, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Imports



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-08-04 12:30 PM Jun C$64.86B C$63.79B C$63B
2022-09-07 12:30 PM Jul C$64.2B C$65.35B C$64.3B
2022-10-05 12:30 PM Aug C$64.2B C$64B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade 4051.60 4881.40 CAD Million Jul 2022
Current Account 2690.00 2650.00 CAD Million Jun 2022
Current Account to GDP 0.10 -1.90 percent of GDP Dec 2021
Imports 64198.40 65345.20 CAD Million Jul 2022
Exports 68250.00 70226.60 CAD Million Jul 2022
External Debt 3239745.00 3213412.00 CAD Million Jun 2022
Terms of Trade 106.20 110.40 points Jul 2022
Foreign Direct Investment 24852.00 20113.00 CAD Million Jun 2022
Capital Flows -435.00 7058.00 CAD Million Jun 2022
Oil Exports 13385.90 13859.40 CAD Million Jul 2022
Tourist Arrivals 761360.00 560300.00 Dec 2021

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).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
64198.40 65345.20 65345.20 1112.00 1971 - 2022 CAD Million Monthly

News Stream
Canada Imports Fall from Record High
Imports to Canada fell 1.8% over a month to CAD 64.2 billion in July of 2022, the first decrease since January. Declines were observed in 7 of the 11 product sections, led by consumer goods (-4.2%), primarily miscellaneous goods and supplies (-9.8%) and energy products (-10.2%), on account of refined petroleum energy products (-15.2%). Imports of industrial machinery, equipment and parts (-6.0%) also decreased in July. Conversely, purchases of motor vehicles and parts rose 8.4% boosted by higher imports of motor vehicle engines and parts (+21.0%).
2022-09-07
Canada Imports Hit Fresh Record
Imports to Canada rose 1.7 percent over a month to a record high of CAD 64.9 billion in June of 2022, a fifth consecutive monthly gain. Purchases increased in 5 of 11 product categories, mainly energy products (+22.3 percent), namely refined petroleum products (+32.5% to a record high of CAD 1.9 billion). Additionally, imports rose sharply for aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (39.7 percent). However, gains were partially offset by a sharp decline in exports of motor vehicles and parts (-6.8%), namely passenger cars and light trucks (-11.2%), in part because of the decline in imports from South Korea and Germany. At the same time, global motor vehicle production continues to be affected by supply chain issues.
2022-08-04
Canada Imports Drop in May
Imports to Canada fell 0.7% over a month to CAD 63.1 billion in May of 2022, following three consecutive monthly increases. Declines were observed in 6 of the 11 product sections, led by consumer goods (-4.7%), namely clothing, footwear and accessories (-11.3%) and pharmaceutical and medicinal products (-5.9%). At the same time, imports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts plunged (-22.7%). Conversely, purchases of basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products surged (+8.6%), driven by basic chemicals (+31.2%). Recent movements in this product category have been largely driven by imports of pharmaceutical ingredients from Ireland.
2022-07-07

Canada Imports by Category Last Previous
(bop) - Total of All Merchandise 64198.40 64857.80 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Consumer Goods 12541.10 13037.70 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 9880.40 8954.50 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Energy Products 4692.50 5162.30 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 4680.00 4472.20 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 3674.40 3695.60 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 2562.60 2593.40 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 2089.20 2173.50 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 2070.30 2275.90 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 2069.80 2098.90 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1965.80 1924.90 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1770.70 1667.90 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Refined Petroleum Energy Produ 1644.00 1889.60 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 1546.50 1514.50 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 1447.80 1436.30 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Electrical Components 1230.00 1208.20 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 1111.20 1182.00 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Plastic Resins 1045.40 1047.70 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 979.20 986.20 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 920.30 832.20 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Fabricated Metal Products 875.20 840.20 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Cleaning Products and Toiletri 723.60 733.30 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Paper and Published Products 621.90 629.40 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Natural Gas 607.10 669.30 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Appliances 589.20 606.00 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Non-metallic Mineral Products 565.30 561.60 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Aircraft 529.60 575.50 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Alcoholic Beverages 433.00 440.40 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Meat Products 422.30 487.10 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Tires 406.50 401.40 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Pulp and Paper Stock 364.30 365.60 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Animal Feed 250.90 259.90 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Dyes and Pigments, Petrochemic 164.80 158.60 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Dairy Products 155.40 156.10 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Nickel Ores and Concentrates 154.10 187.90 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Coffee and Tea 148.40 143.20 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Copper Ores and Concentrates 122.70 76.10 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Metalworking Machinery 104.80 95.30 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Non-metallic Minerals 102.90 117.50 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Iron Ores and Concentrates 84.70 62.20 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Tobacco Products 73.60 76.00 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Live Animals 58.00 64.00 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Asphalt and Asphalt Products 46.10 52.40 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Electricity 45.10 90.60 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Wheat 1.80 2.30 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Canola 1.60 3.60 CAD Million Jul/22
(bop) - Potash 0.70 0.60 CAD Million Jul/22

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