Imports to Canada rose 5.5% month-over-month to CAD 51.8 billion in March of 2021, the highest level observed since May 2019, as all 11 product sections posted increases, with 9 up more than CAD 100 million. The strongest gain was recorded in the purchases of energy products (54.7%), driven by robust increases in the imports of refined petroleum products (160.2%) and crude oil (19.4%). Nevertheless, energy imports were still 25% below their January 2020 level, when they last peaked. In addition, there was also the rebound in the purchases of motor vehicles & parts (4.6%), as production in assembly plants seems to be slowly picking up. Imports from the US rose 5.2% to CAD 32.3 billion, while those from countries other than the US were up by 5.9% to CAD 19.5 billion. source: Statistics Canada

Imports in Canada averaged 21969.91 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 May 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
51757.80 49069.60 52759.20 1112.00 1971 - 2021 CAD Million Monthly


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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
2021-05-04 12:30 PM Mar C$51.76B C$49.07B


News Stream
Canada Imports Rebound to Nearly 2-Year High
Imports to Canada rose 5.5% month-over-month to CAD 51.8 billion in March of 2021, the highest level observed since May 2019, as all 11 product sections posted increases, with 9 up more than CAD 100 million. The strongest gain was recorded in the purchases of energy products (54.7%), driven by robust increases in the imports of refined petroleum products (160.2%) and crude oil (19.4%). Nevertheless, energy imports were still 25% below their January 2020 level, when they last peaked. In addition, there was also the rebound in the purchases of motor vehicles & parts (4.6%), as production in assembly plants seems to be slowly picking up. Imports from the US rose 5.2% to CAD 32.3 billion, while those from countries other than the US were up by 5.9% to CAD 19.5 billion.
2021-05-04
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
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 51757.80 48816.90 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Consumer Goods 11286.60 10958.20 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Motor Vehicles and Parts 8486.60 8042.40 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Passenger Cars and Light Trucks 4315.10 4145.10 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Intermediate Metal Products 2990.50 2831.40 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Energy Products 2520.90 1627.40 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Building and Packaging Materia 2126.00 1963.40 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Miscellaneous Goods and Suppli 2058.40 1940.80 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Farm and Fishing Products 1600.10 1564.90 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Plastic and Rubber Products 1563.30 1473.40 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Metal Ores and Concentrates 1321.90 1163.80 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Electronic and Electrical Parts 1289.60 1306.00 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Special Transactions Trade 1233.30 1162.20 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Crude Oil and Crude Bitumen 1155.00 958.70 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Electrical Components 937.60 858.90 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables 859.80 863.60 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Furniture and Fixtures 854.70 748.70 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Refined Petroleum Energy Produ 725.70 294.00 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Fabricated Metal Products 719.00 675.20 CAD Million Mar/21
(bop) - Basic Chemicals 701.50 715.50 CAD Million Mar/21

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