Price monitoring of menstrual products following GST changes

The ACCC was directed by the Treasurer, the Hon Josh Frydenberg MP, to monitor the prices, costs and profits of menstrual products in the feminine hygiene industry and report by 31 March 2019.

The Goods and Services Tax (GST) was removed from menstrual products as of 1 January 2019. All other things being equal, removal of the GST from a product will result in an approximately 9.1 per cent reduction in the retail shelf price.