# Kilograms to Tons Conversion

Enter the weight in kilograms below to get the value converted to tons.

**Results in Tons:**

## How to Convert Kilograms to Tons

To convert a kilogram measurement to a ton measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One kilogram is equal to 0.001102 tons, so use this simple formula to convert:

The weight in tons is equal to the kilograms multiplied by 0.001102.

**For example,**here's how to convert 500 kilograms to tons using the formula above.

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

## Kilograms

The definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. Previously, one kilogram was equal to the mass of the platinum-iridium bar, known as the International Prototype of the Kilogram, which was stored in SÃ¨vres, France.

The 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second.^{[1]} 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 10^{3}. Kilograms can be abbreviated as *kg*, for example 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

## Tons

One short ton, sometimes called a US ton, is equal to 2,000 pounds and is mostly used in the US as a unit of mass/weight.^{[2]} The short ton should not be confused with the long ton, which is used mostly in the United Kingdom, or the metric ton which is used in most other countries.

The ton is a US customary unit of weight. A ton is sometimes also referred to as a short ton. Tons can be abbreviated as *t*, for example 1 ton can be written as 1 t.

## Kilogram to Ton Conversion Table

Kilograms | Tons |
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1 kg | 0.001102 t |

2 kg | 0.002205 t |

3 kg | 0.003307 t |

4 kg | 0.004409 t |

5 kg | 0.005512 t |

6 kg | 0.006614 t |

7 kg | 0.007716 t |

8 kg | 0.008818 t |

9 kg | 0.009921 t |

10 kg | 0.011023 t |

20 kg | 0.022046 t |

30 kg | 0.033069 t |

40 kg | 0.044092 t |

50 kg | 0.055116 t |

60 kg | 0.066139 t |

70 kg | 0.077162 t |

80 kg | 0.088185 t |

90 kg | 0.099208 t |

100 kg | 0.110231 t |

200 kg | 0.220462 t |

300 kg | 0.330693 t |

400 kg | 0.440925 t |

500 kg | 0.551156 t |

600 kg | 0.661387 t |

700 kg | 0.771618 t |

800 kg | 0.881849 t |

900 kg | 0.99208 t |

1,000 kg | 1.1023 t |

## References

- International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf
- United States Department of Agriculture, Weights, Measures, and Conversion Factors for Agricultural Commodities and Their Products, https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/41880/33132_ah697_002.pdf