Important facts on Foreign Direct Investment to Canada 

(Source: Statistics Canada April 2015; Foreign Direct Investment Statistics, Global Affairs Canada)

Canadian FDI Inward Stock Volumes

– 10 countries accounted for 88% of Canadian FDI inward stock
– In the past 5 years, the US invested a total of $1.6 trillion in Canada
– Canadian FDI inward stock totaled $3.2 trillion for the past 5 years

Top 10 Source Countries of FDI to Canada

  1. United States: $361.4 billion
  2. Netherlands: $69.2 billion
  3. Luxembourg: $53.6 billion
  4. The United Kingdom: $48.3 billion
  5. Switzerland: $27.7 billion
  6. China: $25.1 billion
  7. Brazil: $19.9 billion
  8. Japan: $17.5 billion
  9. Germany: $13.9 billion
  10. France: $11.7 billion

Canadian FDI Inward Stock Growth

Inward FDI to Canada grew by 6% from 2013 to 2014 for a $40 billion increase. The US and China increased their FDI by the highest absolute amount for a combined increase of $24.1 billion.

Top 5 Highest-Growing Countries for Canadian FDI Inward Stock 

  1. United States: Increased by $19.4 billion
  2. China: Increased by $4.7 billion
  3. Switzerland: Increased by $2.6 billion
  4. United Kingdom: Increased by $2.2 billion
  5. Netherlands: Increased by $1.8 billion

FDI and Canadian industry

A few facts about FDI and Canadian Industry:

  1. Petroleum and Coal Manufacturing: The largest share of FDI inside the manufacturing industry went to Petroleum and Coal Manufacturing, at $60.4 billion
  2. Information & Culture: Information and Culture saw the highest growth, with an increase of 45% (+$1.9 billion)
  3. Wood Product Manufacturing: Wood product manufacturing saw the sharpest decrease, declining by 17% (-$609 million)

The Top 5 Canadian Industries Receiving FDI

  1. Manufacturing: $215.7 billion
  2. Mining, Oil & Gas: $152.1 billion
  3. Management of Companies: $125.6 billion
  4. Finance & Insurance: $90.5 billion
  5. Wholesale Trade: $59.7 billion