Convert Kilograms to Metric Tons (Tonnes)

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1 kg = 0.001 t

How to Convert Kilograms to Metric Tons

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To convert a kilogram measurement to a metric ton measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One kilogram is equal to 0.001 metric tons, so use this simple formula to convert:

metric tons = kilograms × 0.001

The weight in metric tons is equal to the kilograms multiplied by 0.001.

For example, here's how to convert 5 kilograms to metric tons using the formula above.
5 kg = (5 × 0.001) = 0.005 t

Kilograms and metric tons are both units used to measure weight. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Kilograms

One kilogram is equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar which is stored in Sèvres, France. It is roughly equal to the mass of 1,000 cubic centimeters of water.

The kilogram, or kilogramme, is the SI base unit for weight, 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.

Metric Tons (Tonnes)

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.

Kilogram Measurements and Equivalent Metric Ton Conversions

Common kilogram values converted to the equivalent metric ton value
Kilograms Metric Tons
1 kg 0.001 t
2 kg 0.002 t
3 kg 0.003 t
4 kg 0.004 t
5 kg 0.005 t
6 kg 0.006 t
7 kg 0.007 t
8 kg 0.008 t
9 kg 0.009 t
10 kg 0.01 t
11 kg 0.011 t
12 kg 0.012 t
13 kg 0.013 t
14 kg 0.014 t
15 kg 0.015 t
16 kg 0.016 t
17 kg 0.017 t
18 kg 0.018 t
19 kg 0.019 t
20 kg 0.02 t
21 kg 0.021 t
22 kg 0.022 t
23 kg 0.023 t
24 kg 0.024 t
25 kg 0.025 t
26 kg 0.026 t
27 kg 0.027 t
28 kg 0.028 t
29 kg 0.029 t
30 kg 0.03 t
31 kg 0.031 t
32 kg 0.032 t
33 kg 0.033 t
34 kg 0.034 t
35 kg 0.035 t
36 kg 0.036 t
37 kg 0.037 t
38 kg 0.038 t
39 kg 0.039 t
40 kg 0.04 t

More Kilogram Weight Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Tons
1 kg is equal to 0.001102 tons
Convert to Pounds
1 kg is equal to 2.204623 pounds
Convert to Ounces
1 kg is equal to 35.273962 ounces
Other Units
Convert to Long Tons
1 kg is equal to 0.000984 long tons
Convert to Carats
1 kg is equal to 5,000 carats
SI Units
Convert to Grams
1 kg is equal to 1,000 grams
Convert to Milligrams
1 kg is equal to 1,000,000 milligrams