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The market for parts and accessories used in the upkeep or enhancement of a previous purchase, as of a car or computer.

af′ter·mar′ket adj.
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1. (Commerce) business of supplying accessories and products related to cars etc
2. (Stock Exchange) stock exchange buying and selling of shares and bonds after issue
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(ˈæf tərˌmɑr kɪt, ˈɑf-)

the market for parts, accessories, etc., for maintaining the original product.
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[ˈɑːftərˌmɑːrkɪt] n
(for cars)marché m des accessoires
(STOCK EXCHANGE) (for shares and bonds)marché m secondaire
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At the APAC level, the RS presents an APAC automotive aftermarket market overview, the regional outlook in the automotive aftermarkets of the key APAC countries of China, Australia, India, Japan, Thailand, and Indonesia.
M2 PRESSWIRE-July 31, 2019-: Assessment of APAC Automotive Aftermarket 2018-2019
Considering the importance of IKCO presence in international markets as one of the main concerns of the company's management, Zahiri, ISACO CEO told the press in the 7th Moscow InterAuto Exhibition (Moscow International Motor Show) that his company would take action to let high quality parts and components flow in the aftermarkets, considering each market's unique specifications.
According to Zahiri, aftermarket services are costly in this region and this also gives the clue to ISACO to reorganize the existing aftermarket centers of the company and introduce new ones.
"Antitrust Policy in Aftermarkets." Antitrust Law Journal, 63, 1995, 455-82.
Aftermarkets comprise markets for products ("secondary products") that are complements to other products ("primary products") to which they relate.
China and India are both expected to register double-digit annual gains in their respective automotive aftermarkets through 2007.
The American Antitrust Institute's Invitational Symposium on the Future of Aftermarkets in Systems Competition is extremely timely in light of a number of developments in business theory and practice and in antitrust law.
There are two main stances on the possibility of competitive harm in aftermarkets: one that contends that the reputation effect is likely to be stronger than the lock-in effect and thus that anticompetitive harm is unlikely (we will call this the Chicago view); and one that contends that competitive harm is possible and even likely because the lock-in effect will in general outweigh the reputation effect (we will call this the post-Chicago view.
The economic issues relate to the relationship between what the Supreme Court calls "equipment markets," and "aftermarkets." In Kodak, the equipment markets were for photocopiers and micrographic equipment, and the aftermarkets involved the parts and service needed to keep these machines in good running condition.(2) The Kodak decision has raised many questions, among both economists and lawyers, regarding aftermarkets, and especially about the circumstances under which behavior by equipment manufacturers can have anticompetitive effects in aftermarkets.