An economist fears consumer's pockets won’t ease with recent increases in fuel, electricity & food.
The petrol price will increase by between 29 and 31 cents per litre (c/l) from Wednesday.
The dept says the average rand/dollar exchange rate strengthened during the period under review.
Economists are predicting a drop of about 20 cents per litre for next month.
Economist Dawie Roodt says motorists could see the fuel price fall by around 20 cents per litre in June.
The price of petrol will increase by between five and seven cents a litre from midnight.