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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
Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikApr 09, 2024

February Manufacturing Technology Orders Up 2.1% Over January; Contract Machine Shops Decreased Orders, While Aerospace Increased

Orders of manufacturing technology, measured by the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, totaled $343.3 million in February 2024.

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Technology
By Christopher ChidzikMar 28, 2024

The Dollars and Sense of Additive Investment

In recent months, several publicly listed additive companies have had their share value drop below the dollar-per-share minimum, putting them at risk of being removed from the exchange where their shares are traded.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikMar 13, 2024

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $204.5 Million in January 2024, Bringing the Month-Over-Month Total Up 9.1% From December 2023

January 2024 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $204.5 million, according to USCTI and AMT. This total was up 9.1% from December’s $187.5 million and up 4.1% when compared with the $196.5 million reported for January 2023.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikMar 12, 2024

January 2024 Manufacturing Technology Orders Down 31% From December: Contract Machine Shops Decrease Orders, OEMs Continue To Invest

Orders of manufacturing technology, measured by the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT, totaled $338 million in January 2024, a 31% decline from December and a 3.7% decline from January 2023.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikMar 11, 2024

Honest Planning and Soft Landings: Highlights From AMT’s 2024 Winter Economic Forum

At the AMT Winter Economic Forum, economists predicted the upcoming year will feature several opportunities for manufacturers as the economy comes in for a soft landing, including 8% growth in manufacturing technology orders. Is your company ready?

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikFeb 20, 2024

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $187.9 Million in December 2023, Bringing the Year-to-Date Total Up 6.9% From 2022

December 2023 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $187.9 million, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute (USCTI) and AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikFeb 15, 2024

2023 Manufacturing Technology Orders Beat Expectations as December Adds $491 Million

In an upside surprise, December 2023 orders of manufacturing technology totaled $491 million, up nearly 22% from November 2023, and nearly 12% above December 2022, according to the U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders Report published by AMT.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikJan 31, 2024

ISO: Automotive Trading Partners

Rather than alter the origin of imported automobiles and components, the largest impact of the tariffs may have been to inspire more foreign direct investment in the United States.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikJan 18, 2024

US Cutting Tool Orders Totaled $202.7 Million in November 2023, Bringing the Year-to-Date Total Up 7.5% From 2022

November 2023 U.S. cutting tool consumption totaled $202.7 million, down 4.9% from October’s $213 million and up 4.4% when compared with the $194.1 million reported for November 2022, according to the U.S. Cutting Tool Institute and AMT.

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Intelligence
By Christopher ChidzikJan 12, 2024

Chill Out! Get Hot Economic Insights at the Winter Economic Forum

Geopolitical tensions. Recessionary fears. A presidential election. With this much global volatility, it’s more important than ever to get good, reliable market data and insights. Join us for the latest industry forecasts at the 2024 Winter Economic Forum.

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