# Kilograms to Tons Converter

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## How to Convert Kilograms to Tons

To convert a measurement in kilograms to a measurement in tons, multiply the weight by the following conversion ratio: 0.001102 tons/kilogram.

Since one kilogram is equal to 0.001102 tons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The weight in tons is equal to the weight in 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.

## What is a Kilogram?

One kilogram is equal to 1,000 grams, 2.204623 pounds, or 1/1,000 of a metric ton.

The formal definition of the kilogram changed in 2019. One kilogram was previously 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 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 thousands, or 10^{3}. Kilograms can be abbreviated as *kg*; for example, 1 kilogram can be written as 1 kg.

Learn more about kilograms.

## What is a Ton?

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]} One ton is equal to 907.18474 kilograms.

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.

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.

Learn more about tons.

## Kilogram to Ton Conversion Table

Kilograms | Tons |
---|---|

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/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.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

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