Metric Tons (Tonnes) Conversion
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
Choose a unit of weight to convert to.
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
If you're here then there's a good chance you might be wondering just how much is a metric ton? The chart below shows how much a metric ton is in other measures of weight.
|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|
- National Institute of Standards and Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/05/09/h44-01-all.pdf