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Christopher Chidzik
Principal Economist

Chris is currently the Principal Economist at AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology where he examines trends in the overall economy that affect the demand for manufacturing technology. For over five years, Chris has managed surveys which compile the data necessary to get a full picture of the U.S. manufacturing landscape. 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 is currently the Principal Economist at AMT – The Association for Manufacturing Technology where he examines trends in the overall economy that affect the demand for manufacturing technology. For over five years, Chris has managed surveys which compile the data necessary to get a full picture of the U.S. manufacturing landscape. 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
Advocacy
By Christopher ChidzikSep 30, 2023

Positive or Grounded? MT Order Trends in Energy

Given the trends seen in the first half of 2023, the energy sector is likely to remain an important customer for manufacturing technology. 

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikSep 27, 2023

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $189.6 Million in July 2023, Bringing Year-to-Date Total Up 9.4% From 2022

July 2023 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $189.6 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikSep 11, 2023

July 2023 Manufacturing Technology Orders Total $353.9 Million; Year-to-Date Gap Narrows Despite Entering Usual Seasonal Slowdown

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $353.9 million in July 2023, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikAug 15, 2023

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $217.3 Million in June 2023, Bringing Year-to-Year Total Up 23.5% From 2022

June 2023 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $217.3 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikAug 14, 2023

June 2023 Orders of Manufacturing Technology Reach $411.3 Million; Slide From Peak Continues, but Orders Remain Above Historical Average

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $411.3 million in June 2023, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikAug 01, 2023

Flying Lessons

In the time that air and space travel went from entertaining novelty to a ubiquitous form of travel and exploration, its importance to the manufacturing technology market has only grown.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikAug 01, 2023

Infographic: Fleet Modifications May Shape the Aerospace Industry's Resiliency

The following infographic examines the projected growth and evolution of the aerospace industry. There have been several notable investments in new airlines (planes) made by major commercial airlines, which could keep production and capital investment...

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikJul 17, 2023

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $210.6 Million in May 2023, Bringing Year-to-Year Total Up 20% From 2022

May 2023 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $210.6 million. This total was up 10.8% from April’s $190 million and up 20% when compared with the $175.5 million reported for May 2022.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikJul 14, 2023

The Most Interesting Economic News Since AMT’s Spring Outlook Webinar

In the past eight weeks, a lot has happened: a hawkish pause from the Federal Reserve, two strong jobs reports, and much more. Catch up on what’s happened by registering for AMT’s Summer Economic Outlook Webinar on Thursday, August 3 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikJul 10, 2023

May 2023 Manufacturing Technology Orders Up From April but Continue Downward Trend

New orders of manufacturing technology totaled $365.9 million in May 2023, according to the latest U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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