Primary budget surplus
Primary budget surplusThe primary budget surplus (or deficit) of a government is the surplus excluding interest payments on its outstanding debt.
Primary commodityPrimary commodity
Primary factorPrimary factor
An input that exists as a stock providing services that contribute to production. The stock is not used up in production, although it may deteriorate with use, providing a smaller flow of services later. The major primary factors are labor, capital, human capital (or skilled labor), land, and sometimes natural resources.
Primary inputPrimary input
Same as primary factor.
Primary dealerPrimary dealer
Usually refers to the select list of securities firms that are authorized to deal in new issues of government bonds.
Primary earnings per (common) sharePrimary earnings per (common) share
Earnings available for the payment of dividends to common stockholders divided by the number of common shares outstanding.
Further SuggestionsPrimary market