See: secondary market. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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aftermarket af‧ter‧mar‧ket [ˈɑːftəˌmɑːkt ǁ ˈæftərˌmɑːr-] noun [countable]
1. FINANCE the period of trading immediately after a new bond, share etc is Issued (= first sold), when its future price is still uncertain:

• The stock issue traded at a premium in the aftermarket.

2. MARKETING the market for products that people buy after they have bought another related product, for example spare parts or extra pieces of equipment:

• the large US aftermarket for replacement car parts

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aftermarket UK US (also after-market) /ˈɑːftəˌmɑːkɪt/ US  /ˈæftərˌmɑrkɪt/ noun [C] COMMERCE, PRODUCTION
the selling of new parts for cars that have already been manufactured: »

Aftermarkets for automotive parts in North America are booming.


The auto-dealer was looking for after-market auto parts.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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