Mexico’s sugar tax reduces soft drink sales

September 8, 2017

A Mexican tax on sugar-sweetened beverages has cut soft-drink sales by 6 percent, according to a new report.

The data, taken from the National Income and Expenditure Surveys across the years before and after the tax, found the reductions were higher among lower-income households, residents living in urban areas, and households with children.

The study also found after the tax was implemented there was a 16 percent increase in low and middle-income households purchasing water.

In 2016 The New Zealand Government ruled out a sugar tax, but said it would keep a close watch for emerging evidence that it was effective overseas.

More than 70 percent of Mexico’s population is either overweight or obese.

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Wow. We need this as well, (my little brother eats and drinks to much sweet things, unlike me)


i think nz should have a sugar tax because people are getting really fat


its very good that nz would get a sugar tax because its working in mexico


Good job


its very good that mexico is incoraging nz to have a sugar tax


good you did the right thing


I agree,its very good! Being obese is very bad! You get bullied and also it is very bad for your health! I prefer ginger beer to soft drinks 🙂


That's a good thing that they stopped selling sugary drinks