Long Tons to Metric Tons (Tonnes) Converter

Enter the weight in long tons below to get the value converted to metric tons.


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1 lt = 1.016047 t

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How to Convert Long Tons to Metric Tons

To convert a measurement in long tons to a measurement in metric tons, multiply the weight by the following conversion ratio: 1.016047 metric tons/long ton.

Since one long ton is equal to 1.016047 metric tons, you can use this simple formula to convert:

metric tons = long tons × 1.016047

The weight in metric tons is equal to the weight in long tons multiplied by 1.016047.

For example, here's how to convert 5 long tons to metric tons using the formula above.
metric tons = (5 lt × 1.016047) = 5.080235 t

How Many Metric Tons Are in a Long Ton?

There are 1.016047 metric tons in a long ton, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 lt = 1.016047 t

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

What Is a Long Ton?

One long ton is equal to 2,240 pounds and is mostly used in the United Kingdom as a unit of mass/weight.[1] Long tons are not the same as the short ton, which is used mostly in the United States, or the metric ton which is used throughout the world.

The long ton is an imperial unit of weight. A long ton is sometimes also referred to as an imperial ton or displacement ton. Long tons can be abbreviated as lt, and are also sometimes abbreviated as t. For example, 1 long ton can be written as 1 lt or 1 t.

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What Is a Metric Ton (Tonne)?

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.[2] 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.

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Long Ton to Metric Ton Conversion Table

Table showing various long ton measurements converted to metric tons.
Long Tons Metric Tons
1 lt 1.016 t
2 lt 2.0321 t
3 lt 3.0481 t
4 lt 4.0642 t
5 lt 5.0802 t
6 lt 6.0963 t
7 lt 7.1123 t
8 lt 8.1284 t
9 lt 9.1444 t
10 lt 10.16 t
11 lt 11.18 t
12 lt 12.19 t
13 lt 13.21 t
14 lt 14.22 t
15 lt 15.24 t
16 lt 16.26 t
17 lt 17.27 t
18 lt 18.29 t
19 lt 19.3 t
20 lt 20.32 t
21 lt 21.34 t
22 lt 22.35 t
23 lt 23.37 t
24 lt 24.39 t
25 lt 25.4 t
26 lt 26.42 t
27 lt 27.43 t
28 lt 28.45 t
29 lt 29.47 t
30 lt 30.48 t
31 lt 31.5 t
32 lt 32.51 t
33 lt 33.53 t
34 lt 34.55 t
35 lt 35.56 t
36 lt 36.58 t
37 lt 37.59 t
38 lt 38.61 t
39 lt 39.63 t
40 lt 40.64 t


  1. State of California Division of Measurement Standards, Brief History of Weights and Measures, https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/dms/trainingmodules/Module_05.pdf
  2. 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

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