Imports to Canada were down 2.1% over a month to a six-month low of CAD 64.4 billion in November of 2022. Declines were observed in 8 of the 11 product sections, led by consumer goods (-5.7%), mostly pharmaceutical and medicinal products (-11.5%). In November, there was a decline in imports of drugs, notably for the treatment of COVID-19, as well as imports in the category "vaccines for human medicine other than for influenza," which includes COVID-19 vaccines. Imports of miscellaneous goods and supplies decreased 9.6% in November, partly because of lower imports of toys and games. Purchases also declined for metal and non-metallic mineral products (-7.9%) and aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (-14.0%). Imports from countries other than the US fell 5.3%, the strongest drop since January 2022, led by China (various products), coinciding with the heightened COVID-19 restrictions. Imports to the US edged down 0.1%. source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada averaged 23155.91 CAD Million from 1971 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 65984.00 CAD Million in June of 2022 and a record low of 1112.00 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 February of 2023.

Imports in Canada is expected to be 64900.00 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 68921.00 CAD Million in 2024 and 71059.00 CAD Million in 2025, according to our econometric models.

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Canada Imports



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2022-12-06 01:30 PM Oct C$65.82B C$65.44B C$62B
2023-01-05 01:30 PM Nov C$64.41B C$65.76B C$66B
2023-02-07 01:30 PM Dec C$64.41B C$64.4B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Balance of Trade -40.00 130.00 CAD Million Nov 2022
Current Account -11101.00 2645.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Current Account to GDP 0.10 -1.90 percent of GDP Dec 2021
Exports 64371.50 65893.30 CAD Million Nov 2022
Imports 64412.50 65763.20 CAD Million Nov 2022
External Debt 3441081.00 3274231.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Terms of Trade 97.60 98.40 points Nov 2022
Foreign Direct Investment 16487.00 18971.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Capital Flows -14411.00 184.00 CAD Million Sep 2022
Oil Exports 11662.80 11877.60 CAD Million Nov 2022
Tourist Arrivals 2029087.00 2515454.00 Sep 2022

Canada Imports
In 2021, Canada imported mainly: Machinery, nuclear reactors & boilers (14 percent), vehicles other than railways, tramways (14 percent), and electrical & electronic equipment (9.4 percent). Canada's major import partners were: the US (49 percent of total imports), China (14 percent), Mexico (5.5 percent), and Germany (3.1 percent).
Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
64412.50 65763.20 65984.00 1112.00 1971 - 2022 CAD Million Monthly

News Stream
Canada Imports Fall to 6-Month Low
Imports to Canada were down 2.1% over a month to a six-month low of CAD 64.4 billion in November of 2022. Declines were observed in 8 of the 11 product sections, led by consumer goods (-5.7%), mostly pharmaceutical and medicinal products (-11.5%). In November, there was a decline in imports of drugs, notably for the treatment of COVID-19, as well as imports in the category "vaccines for human medicine other than for influenza," which includes COVID-19 vaccines. Imports of miscellaneous goods and supplies decreased 9.6% in November, partly because of lower imports of toys and games. Purchases also declined for metal and non-metallic mineral products (-7.9%) and aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts (-14.0%). Imports from countries other than the US fell 5.3%, the strongest drop since January 2022, led by China (various products), coinciding with the heightened COVID-19 restrictions. Imports to the US edged down 0.1%.
2023-01-05
Canada Imports Edge Up 0.6% MoM in October
Imports to Canada were up 0.6% over a month to CAD 65.8 billion in October of 2022. Imports rose mostly for motor vehicles and parts (+4.6%), driven by higher imports of passenger cars and light trucks (+6.3%); metal and non-metallic mineral products (+6.5%) and energy products (+8.4%). Crude oil imports (+9.4%) posted their first gain since June. On the other hand, imports fell for basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (-6.4%), consumer goods (-2.0%), metal ores and non-metallic minerals (-12.5%), and electronic and electrical equipment and parts (-2.6%). Imports from countries other than the US were up 1.8%, mainly from Belgium (pharmaceutical products) and South Korea (various products). Meanwhile, imports from China fell 3.7%.
2022-12-06
Canada Imports Rise 0.4% MoM in September
Imports to Canada were up 0.4% over a month to CAD 65.2 billion in September of 2022, the first increase after two straight months of declines. Increases were observed in 6 of the 11 product sections, primarily consumer goods (3.7%), on higher imports of pharmaceutical products (+22.7%). Also, purchases of industrial machinery, equipment and parts (+4.1%) rose significantly for a second consecutive month, reaching a record high of CAD 7.7 billion in September, on higher imports of turbines and generator equipment destined for wind farm projects in Alberta. Conversely, imports decreased for energy products (-16.7%), mainly crude oil and crude bitumen (-26%) and refined petroleum energy products (-23.4%).
2022-11-03

Canada Imports by Category Last Previous
(bop) - Total of All Merchandise 64412.50 65823.10 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Consumer Goods 12924.80 13706.40 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 10655.20 10287.30 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 5674.60 5357.90 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Energy Products 4222.00 4266.00 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 3177.50 3556.70 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 2555.20 2710.40 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 1894.00 2102.20 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 1882.80 1982.80 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1864.50 1867.10 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 1844.40 1635.80 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1628.10 1676.60 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 1568.70 1349.80 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 1556.80 1496.90 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Refined Petroleum Energy Produ 1412.30 1445.80 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Electrical Components 1212.00 1247.20 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 1129.80 1148.20 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 937.90 962.80 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Fabricated Metal Products 896.60 935.00 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 887.10 898.30 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Plastic Resins 886.90 937.80 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Cleaning Products and Toiletri 738.20 744.90 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Paper and Published Products 625.00 653.00 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Appliances 533.80 551.10 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Non-metallic Mineral Products 531.70 567.40 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Natural Gas 522.80 732.20 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Meat Products 489.70 504.80 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Tires 394.50 429.80 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Alcoholic Beverages 378.20 474.70 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Pulp and Paper Stock 367.00 409.50 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Animal Feed 264.00 242.80 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Copper Ores and Concentrates 175.10 78.80 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Dairy Products 148.30 151.50 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Coffee and Tea 147.60 142.30 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Dyes and Pigments, Petrochemic 145.30 168.40 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Nickel Ores and Concentrates 123.50 167.50 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Metalworking Machinery 117.40 111.00 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Non-metallic Minerals 112.40 99.60 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Aircraft 109.10 384.40 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Electricity 97.10 138.70 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Iron Ores and Concentrates 95.60 88.20 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Tobacco Products 92.10 84.00 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Live Animals 78.40 76.50 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Asphalt and Asphalt Products 54.10 58.50 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Canola 15.80 17.30 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Wheat 0.80 1.20 CAD Million Nov/22
(bop) - Potash 0.50 0.90 CAD Million Nov/22

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