Metric Tons (Tonnes) to Kilograms Conversion

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1 t = 1,000 kg

How to Convert Metric Tons to Kilograms

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To convert a metric ton measurement to a kilogram measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One metric ton is equal to 1,000 kilograms, so use this simple formula to convert:

kilograms = metric tons × 1,000

The weight in kilograms is equal to the metric tons multiplied by 1,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 metric tons to kilograms using the formula above.
5 t = (5 × 1,000) = 5,000 kg

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

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.[1] 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.

Kilograms

The 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 Sèvres, France.

The 2019 SI brochure now defines the kilogram using the Planck constant, and it is defined using the meter and second.[2] 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 Ton to Kilogram Conversion Table

Metric ton measurements converted to kilograms
Metric Tons Kilograms
0.001 t 1 kg
0.002 t 2 kg
0.003 t 3 kg
0.004 t 4 kg
0.005 t 5 kg
0.006 t 6 kg
0.007 t 7 kg
0.008 t 8 kg
0.009 t 9 kg
0.01 t 10 kg
0.02 t 20 kg
0.03 t 30 kg
0.04 t 40 kg
0.05 t 50 kg
0.06 t 60 kg
0.07 t 70 kg
0.08 t 80 kg
0.09 t 90 kg
0.1 t 100 kg
0.2 t 200 kg
0.3 t 300 kg
0.4 t 400 kg
0.5 t 500 kg
0.6 t 600 kg
0.7 t 700 kg
0.8 t 800 kg
0.9 t 900 kg
1 t 1,000 kg

References

  1. US Food & Drug Administration, Investigations Operations Manual 2015, https://www.fda.gov/media/75942/download
  2. 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