Metric Tons (Tonnes) Conversion

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The metric ton is a unit used to measure weight. Use one of the conversion calculators below to convert to another unit of measure, or read on to learn more about metric tons.

Metric Ton Conversion Calculators

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US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert metric tons to tons
1 metric ton is equal to 1.102311 tons
Convert metric tons to pounds
1 metric ton is equal to 2,205 pounds
Convert metric tons to ounces
1 metric ton is equal to 35,274 ounces
Other Units
Convert metric tons to long tons
1 metric ton is equal to 0.984207 long tons
Convert metric tons to carats
1 metric ton is equal to 5,000,000 carats
SI Units
Convert metric tons to kilograms
1 metric ton is equal to 1,000 kilograms
Convert metric tons to grams
1 metric ton is equal to 1,000,000 grams
Convert metric tons to milligrams
1 metric ton is equal to 1,000,000,000 milligrams

Metric Ton Definition and Usage

One tonne is equal to 1,000 kilograms or 2,204.6 pounds, and is used throughout the world as a unit of mass/weight. One tonne is also equal to 1 megagram. The metric ton should not be confused with short tons, used primarily in the US, or long tons, used primarily in the UK.

The metric ton is an SI accepted unit for weight for use with the metric system. A metric ton is sometimes also referred to as a tonne. Metric tons can be abbreviated as t, and are also sometimes abbreviated as T, Te, or MT. For example, 1 metric ton can be written as 1 t, 1 T, 1 Te, or 1 MT.

In the US the unit is referred to as the metric ton, while the rest of the world refers to it as the tonne. Most often it's still pronounced as tun, but it is sometimes pronounced tunny.

Background and Origin

The tonne dates back to 1877 as the French form of ton, and was later adopted as the SI unit of mass in the mid-1900s. The tonne is derived from the Germanic word tun.

Metric Tons Measurement Conversion Table

Common metric ton values and equivalent imperial and metric weight measurements
metric tons tons pounds ounces long tons kilograms grams milligrams carats
1 t 1.102311 t 2,205 lb 35,274 oz 0.984207 lt 1,000 kg 1,000,000 g 1,000,000,000 mg 5,000,000 ct
2 t 2.204623 t 4,409 lb 70,548 oz 1.968413 lt 2,000 kg 2,000,000 g 2,000,000,000 mg 10,000,000 ct
3 t 3.306934 t 6,614 lb 105,822 oz 2.95262 lt 3,000 kg 3,000,000 g 3,000,000,000 mg 15,000,000 ct
4 t 4.409245 t 8,818 lb 141,096 oz 3.936826 lt 4,000 kg 4,000,000 g 4,000,000,000 mg 20,000,000 ct
5 t 5.511557 t 11,023 lb 176,370 oz 4.921033 lt 5,000 kg 5,000,000 g 5,000,000,000 mg 25,000,000 ct
6 t 6.613868 t 13,228 lb 211,644 oz 5.905239 lt 6,000 kg 6,000,000 g 6,000,000,000 mg 30,000,000 ct
7 t 7.716179 t 15,432 lb 246,918 oz 6.889446 lt 7,000 kg 7,000,000 g 7,000,000,000 mg 35,000,000 ct
8 t 8.81849 t 17,637 lb 282,192 oz 7.873652 lt 8,000 kg 8,000,000 g 8,000,000,000 mg 40,000,000 ct
9 t 9.920802 t 19,842 lb 317,466 oz 8.857859 lt 9,000 kg 9,000,000 g 9,000,000,000 mg 45,000,000 ct
10 t 11.023113 t 22,046 lb 352,740 oz 9.842065 lt 10,000 kg 10,000,000 g 10,000,000,000 mg 50,000,000 ct
11 t 12.125424 t 24,251 lb 388,014 oz 10.826272 lt 11,000 kg 11,000,000 g 11,000,000,000 mg 55,000,000 ct
12 t 13.227736 t 26,455 lb 423,288 oz 11.810478 lt 12,000 kg 12,000,000 g 12,000,000,000 mg 60,000,000 ct
13 t 14.330047 t 28,660 lb 458,562 oz 12.794685 lt 13,000 kg 13,000,000 g 13,000,000,000 mg 65,000,000 ct
14 t 15.432358 t 30,865 lb 493,835 oz 13.778892 lt 14,000 kg 14,000,000 g 14,000,000,000 mg 70,000,000 ct
15 t 16.53467 t 33,069 lb 529,109 oz 14.763098 lt 15,000 kg 15,000,000 g 15,000,000,000 mg 75,000,000 ct
16 t 17.636981 t 35,274 lb 564,383 oz 15.747305 lt 16,000 kg 16,000,000 g 16,000,000,000 mg 80,000,000 ct
17 t 18.739292 t 37,479 lb 599,657 oz 16.731511 lt 17,000 kg 17,000,000 g 17,000,000,000 mg 85,000,000 ct
18 t 19.841604 t 39,683 lb 634,931 oz 17.715718 lt 18,000 kg 18,000,000 g 18,000,000,000 mg 90,000,000 ct
19 t 20.943915 t 41,888 lb 670,205 oz 18.699924 lt 19,000 kg 19,000,000 g 19,000,000,000 mg 95,000,000 ct
20 t 22.046226 t 44,092 lb 705,479 oz 19.684131 lt 20,000 kg 20,000,000 g 20,000,000,000 mg 100,000,000 ct