Canada Foreign Stock Investment

Foreign acquisitions of Canadian securities slowed to CAD 7.2 billion in November of 2016, following a CAD 15.8 billion investment in October. It is the lowest reading so far in 2016, led by acquisitions of private corporate instruments.

Acquisitions of Canadian equities reached CAD 5.5 billion, mainly due to purchases on the secondary market as Canadian stock prices were up by 2 percent in November. Foreign investment in Canadian bonds slowed to CAD 2.9 billion from CAD 6.3 billion and foreign investors reduced their holdings of Canadian money market instruments by CAD 1.1 billion from CAD 7.7 billion. At the same time, Canadian investors reduced their holdings of foreign securities by CAD 7.9 billion in November, largely through sales of US instruments, marking the first divestment since January 2016. Foreign Stock Investment in Canada averaged 3745.02 CAD Million from 1988 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 26480.00 CAD Million in May of 2012 and a record low of -24129.00 CAD Million in October of 2007.

Canada Foreign Stock Investment