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Christopher Chidzik
Principal Economist

Chris joined AMT in 2018 as a member of the Strategic Analytics department and is primarily responsible for managing USMTO and performing custom research requested by members. Prior to AMT, Chris held varied roles in data analytics, research, sales and marketing in an array of industries and settings. Chris holds a master’s degree in economics from The American University.

Chris joined AMT in 2018 as a member of the Strategic Analytics department and is primarily responsible for managing USMTO and performing custom research requested by members. Prior to AMT, Chris held varied roles in data analytics, research, sales and marketing in an array of industries and settings. Chris holds a master’s degree in economics from The American University.

Posts by Christopher Chidzik
Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikDec 01, 2022

Navigating Through Economic Crossroads

Charting Where We Have Been and What May Lie Ahead.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikNov 28, 2022

The Effect of Elections on Manufacturing Technology Orders

Given the recent election, it seems timely to build upon some of this analysis by examining what effect, if any, elections may have on machinery orders, as measured by the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published ...

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By Christopher ChidzikNov 14, 2022

Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 13% in September Despite Anticipated Economic Slowdown Ahead

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $519.3 million in September 2022, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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By Christopher ChidzikNov 07, 2022

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $172.1 Million in September 2022, Bringing Year-to-Date Total to 7.6% Over 2021

September 2022 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $172.1 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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By Christopher ChidzikOct 18, 2022

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $178.1 Million in August 2022, Bringing Monthly Total to 8.9% Over 2021

August 2022 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $178.1 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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By Christopher ChidzikOct 10, 2022

Manufacturing Technology Orders Increase to $460 Million, Reversing Downward Trend

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $460.7 million in August 2022, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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By Christopher ChidzikOct 04, 2022

Is the COVID Setback a Setup for an Industry Comeback?

In late July 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released the advanced Q2 gross domestic product (GDP) numbers, which showed the U.S. economy contracted at an annualized rate of 0.9%. While this was an improvement from the 1.6% annualized ...

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By Christopher ChidzikSep 12, 2022

Pullback in July 2022 Manufacturing Technology Orders May Signal Return to Typical Patterns

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $291.9 million in July 2022, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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By Christopher ChidzikSep 08, 2022

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $173.2 Million in July 2022, Bringing Year-to-Date Total to 7.7% Over 2021

July 2022 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $173.2 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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By Christopher ChidzikAug 16, 2022

First Half of 2022 Saw Best Workholding Orders Since 2019

Orders of workholding technologies totaled $162.7 million in the first half of 2022, of which $21 million was for export, according to the Advanced Workholding Technology report, published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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