# Convert Grams of Sugar to Kilograms

Enter the amount of sugar in grams below to get the value converted to kilograms.

Results in Kilograms: 1 g = 0.001 kg

## How to Convert Grams of Sugar to Kilograms

To convert a gram measurement to a kilogram measurement, divide the sugar by the conversion ratio.

Since one kilogram of sugar is equal to 1,000 grams, you can use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = grams ÷ 1,000

The sugar in kilograms is equal to the grams divided by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5,000 grams to kilograms using the formula above.
5,000 g = (5,000 ÷ 1,000) = 5 kg

## Should I Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.

Grams and kilograms are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Grams

One gram is 1/1000 of a kilogram. One gram of sugar is equal to roughly 0.035274 ounces or 0.00220462 pounds. A gram is a measure of sugar weight.

The gram, or gramme, is an SI unit of sugar in the metric system. Grams can be abbreviated as g; for example, 1 gram can be written as 1 g.

## Kilograms

One kilogram of sugar is equal to 1,000 grams, and there are 2.20462 pounds in one kilogram. A kilogram is a measure of sugar weight.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for sugar and is also a multiple of the gram. In the metric system, "kilo" is the prefix for 103. Kilograms can be abbreviated as kg; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.