Imports to Canada edged down 0.3 percent to CAD 45.6 billion in January of 2017 from an upwardly revised CAD 45.8 billion in the previous month, dragged down by lower imports of metal and non-metallic mineral products and industrial machinery, equipment and parts. In contrast, purchases of motor vehicles and parts increased. Among major trading partners, imports went up from the US (0.3 percent), United Kingdom (18.4 percent), Hong Kong (4.0 percent) and Netherlands (21.1 percent). Imports in Canada averaged 19501.49 CAD Million from 1971 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 47673 CAD Million in September of 2016 and a record low of 1112 CAD Million in January of 1971.
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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 March of 2017.