Japan Sept core machinery orders down 18.3 pct mth/mth

TOKYO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Japan's core machinery orders fell 18.3 percent in September from the previous month, government data showed on Thursday, as an earthquake and flooding curbed corporate activity. That was more than the median estimate for a 10.0 percent decline. Compared with a year earlier, core orders, a highly volatile data series regarded as an indicator of capital expenditure, fell 7.0 percent, versus a median estimate for a 7.7 percent increase. For background, please access this PREVIEW To view full table, please go to the website of the Cabinet Office at: http://www.esri.cao.go.jp/en/stat/juchu/1809juchu-e.html

(Reporting by Stanley White Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)