The abolition of the fat tax

The fat tax was introduced on October 1, 2011 and abolished again on January 1, 2013. On that basis, the Competition and Consumer Authority examines in this analysis the effects of the period of the fat tax on consumer prices across 27 selected products covered by the fat tax.

The analysis shows that the increase in consumer prices for products on which a fat tax was imposed was not, on average, greater than for products which were not subjected to the fat tax. Thus, the fat tax does not seem to have generally led to higher prices for products which were subjected to the fat tax.