The Consumer Affairs Act (Price Indication) Regulations (Subsidiary Legislation 378.09) were enacted to enable consumers to make informed decisions by comparing prices before the final decision to buy goods. Consumers have the right to receive adequate and correct information about the price of goods for sale without the need to ask for assistance. The indicated price must be the final retail selling price, including VAT and any other taxes or charges.
The Regulations also oblige traders who sell pre-packaged goods in pre-established or variable quantities, including food items, to show both the selling price of the particular product and the relative unit price. Currently, retail outlets with an area of less then 200 square metres and goods with a content of less than 50ml and 50gr are exempted from the obligation to indicate the unit price; i.e. indicating the price per kilo, per litre, etc
The below Unit Price Converter has been created with the collaboration of the Ministry for Economy, Investment and Small Business and the Malta Competition and Consumer Affairs Authority of the Ministry for Social Dialogue, Consumer Affairs and Civil Liberties to aid traders in calculating the unit price of goods and facilitating the work in relation to this obligation.