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Japan April core machinery orders fall 12.0% month/month

TOKYO, June 10 (Reuters) - Japan's core machinery orders fell 12.0% in April from the previous month, government data showed on Wednesday. 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 an 8.6% drop in a Reuters poll of economists. Compared with a year earlier, core orders, which exclude those of ships and electricity, dropped 17.7% in April, versus a 14.0% decline seen by economists, the Cabinet Office data showed. To view the full table, please go to the website of the Cabinet Office at: https://www.esri.cao.go.jp/jp/stat/juchu/2020/2004juchu.html (Reporting by Daniel Leussink; Editing by Chris Gallagher)