Definition of market value in English:

market value


  • The amount for which something can be sold on a given market.

    ‘insurance may only cover the current market value of your car’
    Often contrasted with book value
    • ‘I accept that the invoiced amount represents the fair market value of the goods sold.’
    • ‘The payment is equal to the market value, which is lower than the income tax payable on the share option gain.’
    • ‘Any fruit not indigenous to your village will fetch a higher market value when sold.’
    • ‘The price of houses in the surrounding area can affect the market value of your home.’
    • ‘Revenue does not accept that the prohibition on the sale of shares affects the market value of the shares.’
    • ‘Which of course includes a royalty based on a percentage of the market value of the innovation.’
    • ‘When insuring your house, should you insure the building for its market value or its rebuild cost?’
    • ‘The increase in the leverage ratio in Canada may be more muted when analyzing the market value of debt.’
    • ‘Its market value is at any rate likely to hold up since the bank is still seen as an attractive takeover target.’
    • ‘The index is derived by dividing the market value of the firm by the annual salary of the chief executive.’
    • ‘The deceased's assets pass to his beneficiaries at their market value on the date of death.’
    • ‘This is not based on the actual market value of the property but on the value given for tax purposes.’
    • ‘The shares were set at the existing market value and employees signed up for four years.’
    • ‘Many people have seen the market value of their homes double in the past five years.’
    • ‘He may then be stuck for cash in his retirement and forced to sell at below market value to realise some cash quickly.’
    • ‘The maximum amount we will pay will be the market value of your car but not exceeding your estimate of value shown in our records.’
    • ‘Both sections of capital claim a share of surplus value according to their market value.’
    • ‘When you come to sell, you will get your share of the full market value of the property.’
    • ‘Any other method of calculating the market value might be too speculative.’
    • ‘A father-of-two who lives opposite the shop said that he would sell up now if he received the market value for his home.’


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