The basket of crude oil used as a benchmark indicator by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries fell to $61.04, the OPEC Secretariat said on Tuesday.

OPEC said the price of its basket went down by $0.53 on Monday, compared with the closing price at the previous session.

The April delivery of Brent crude opened at $62.95 per barrel at the start of Tuesday's trading on the futures market, a 0.57 percent increase since the previous session's close.