Food prices rose by 2.4 per cent in August. The Central Informatics Organisation in Bahrain said that in the first six months of the year inflation was 3.1 per cent.

Between June and July inflation in Bahrain fell by 0.19 percentage points from 3.1 per cent, driven by a 1 per cent increase in food costs, and no movements in the rental prices index.

Inflation in Bahrain remains the lowest in the region, where many other countries are experiencing double digit inflation rates.