Brent crude fell 21 cents to $119.26 a barrel, as China’s manufacturing activities grew at a slightly higher rate in April, offsetting a sluggish US economy and euro zone debt crisis.

The world’s second-largest oil consumer is expected to account for nearly half of global incremental oil demand this year, according to the International Energy Agency.

Meanwhile, US crude fell 20 cents at $104.67 a barrel, after posting its first fall in seven sessions on Monday, reports Reuters.