The Automobile Association says fuel prices are showing a mixed picture for next month, with some predicted to climb as others will fall.

The AA was commenting on unaudited mid-month fuel price data released by the Central Energy Fund.

Spokesperson Layton Beard says at first glance, the oil price seems to be finding its way back to normal, and the Rand, as ever, is a bellwether of the current mix of poor economic conditions and reticence by investors