Canada Imports  1971-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

Imports to Canada went up 0.6 percent to CAD 46.3 billion in February of 2017 from an upwardly revised 46 billion in the previous month, boosted by special transactions trade (33.1 percent), motor vehicles and parts (1.8 percent) and farm, fishing and intermediate food products (8.7 percent). Among major trading partners, imports went up from China (4.3 percent), Mexico (1.4 percent), Germany (2.1 percent), Japan (48.3 percent) and South Korea (33.2 percent) while fell from the United States (-1.6 percent). Year-on-year, imports were up 1.4 percent. Imports in Canada averaged 19550.67 CAD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 47690.20 CAD Million in September of 2016 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-02-07 01:30 PM Dec C$45.5B C$45.1B
2017-03-07 01:30 PM Jan C$45.6B C$45.8B C$45.95B
2017-04-04 12:30 PM Feb C$46.3B C$46.0B C$46B
2017-05-04 12:30 PM Mar C$46.3B
2017-06-02 12:30 PM Apr
2017-07-06 12:30 PM May




Canada Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -972.10 421.40 8524.80 -4243.60 CAD Million [+]
Exports 45340.30 46459.40 46459.40 1366.00 CAD Million [+]
Imports 46312.40 46038.00 47690.20 1112.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account -10726.00 -18299.00 12230.00 -20197.00 CAD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.30 -2.30 2.70 -4.20 percent [+]
External Debt 615.99 612.33 615.99 14.82 CAD Billion [+]
Terms of Trade 90.60 90.70 110.30 81.20 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 9741.00 7030.00 50326.00 -8640.00 CAD Million [+]
Capital Flows 0.00 -40.00 4632.00 -672.00 CAD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 0.00 0.00 46.19 0.00 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 4107.00 3893.00 4107.00 955.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 127.00 357.00 469.00 38.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 2.52 2.30 3.00 0.65 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 1467119.00 1478916.00 7006165.00 1138895.00 [+]

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Canada Imports Notes

In 2016, Canada imported mostly: consumer goods (22 percent of total imports); motor vehicles and parts (19 percent); electronic and electrical equipment and parts (12 percent); industrial machinery, equipment and parts (10 percent); metal and non-metallic mineral products (8 percent); basic and industrial chemical, plastic and rubber products (8 percent); and energy products (5 percent). Canada’s main import partners are: the United States (66 percent of total imports); the European Union (10 percent), of which Germany (3 percent); China (7 percent); Mexico (3 percent); Japan and South Korea (2 percent each). 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 - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on April of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
46312.40 46038.00 47690.20 1112.00 1971 - 2017 CAD Million Monthly