Industry Forecasts

Weekly Economic Update Podcasts


Keeping it Real with Dr. Kuehl - "The Questions You Want Answered"

Each week ASA Chief Economist Dr. Chris Kuehl will field questions from the membership and will answer them in a quick podcast format, plus he’ll update ASA members on hot economic trends, as well as provide updates and insights on a variety of commodities of keen interest. Send your questions to and they will be addressed each week on the podcast.

Industry Economic Report

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ASA Advisor©

Designed specifically for the PHCP and PVF industry, ASA Advisor© is rolled out monthly. The ASA Advisor© provides a macro-economic analysis of the industry at a national and regional level, as well as reports on how the U.S. economy may impact the different industry segments served by ASA members. Each month, ASA members receive an updated, rolling 36-month forecast to help assess where the industry is headed on a frequent and timely basis.


Industry Forecast

An annual presentation is held at the association's network event where the industry forecast is presented by ASA chief economist Dr. Chris Kuehl. The industry forecast looks down the road to identify those factors that will most directly affect business decision-making. our members use economic forecasts to help determine strategy, multi-year plans and budgets.

Monthly Economic Update Webinars

In the best of times, forecasting can be challenging, and at the moment we are not facing the best of times. There are still opportunities and there will still be growth in various sectors. Tune in to ASA monthly economic update webinars with Dr. Chris Kuehl and get informed on the latest macroeconomic conditions so your company can make more informed decisions. There is a 15-minute question-and-answer session at the end of each webinar where Dr. Kuehl will answer your questions live.

2022 Webinar Schedule (all list times are Central Time Zone and are subject to change):

  • April 20 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • May 18 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • June 21 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • July 19 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Aug. 17 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Sept. 21 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 19 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Nov. 16 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.
  • Dec. 14 - 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Dr. Christopher Kuehl, PhD

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Dr. Christopher Kuehl (PhD) - is a Managing Director of Armada Corporate Intelligence and one of the co-founders of the company. He serves as the Chief Economist for the National Association for Credit Management and prepares NACM's monthly Credit Managers Index. He also serves as the Chief Economist for several other organizations and is frequently interviewed in the press.Chris is the chief editor for the Business Intelligence Brief, and makes more than 75 presentations a year to business and industry associations in the US and overseas.

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