TOKYO, March 13 (Reuters) - Japan's core machinery orders fell 3.2 percent in January from the previous month, government data showed on Monday.
The fall in core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital expenditure in the coming six to nine months, compared with economists' median estimate of a 0.5 percent increase.
Compared with a year earlier, core orders, which exclude those of ships and electrical equipment, fell 8.2 percent in January, versus the estimate for a 3.3 percent decrease.
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(Reporting by Minami Funakoshi; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)