Primary Exchange

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Definition: Primary Exchange

Primary exchange in a country is the most important stock exchange of the nation. For example Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) was the primary exchange until 1994 in India, when it was replaced with National Stock Exchange (NSE). Primary Exchange is generally the oldest, having primary listings of top companies, large market capitalization and large trading volumes.

A stock may trade on several exchanges but can have only one primary exchange.


Primary Exchange


National Stock Exchange (NSE)


Tokyo Stock Exchange


Shanghai Stock Exchange

United States of America

New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

United Kingdom

London Stock Exchange


Toronto Stock Exchange

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