TOKYO, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Japan’s core machinery orders fell 6.6% month-on-month in July, slipping less than expected, government data showed on Thursday.
The fall in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital spending in the coming six to nine months, compared with the median estimate of a steep 9.9% decline in a Reuters poll of economists.
Compared with a year earlier, core orders, which exclude those of ships and electricity, gained 0.3% in July, versus a 4.5% fall seen by economists, the Cabinet Office data showed.
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(Reporting by Daniel Leussink Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)