Convert Metric Tons (Tonnes) to Kilograms

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

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1 t = 1,000 kg

How to Convert Metric Tons to Kilograms

conversion scale showing metric tons and equivalent kilograms weight values

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. 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.


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 Ton Measurements and Equivalent Kilogram Conversions

Common metric ton values converted to the equivalent kilogram value
Metric Tons Kilograms
1 t 1,000 kg
2 t 2,000 kg
3 t 3,000 kg
4 t 4,000 kg
5 t 5,000 kg
6 t 6,000 kg
7 t 7,000 kg
8 t 8,000 kg
9 t 9,000 kg
10 t 10,000 kg
11 t 11,000 kg
12 t 12,000 kg
13 t 13,000 kg
14 t 14,000 kg
15 t 15,000 kg
16 t 16,000 kg
17 t 17,000 kg
18 t 18,000 kg
19 t 19,000 kg
20 t 20,000 kg
21 t 21,000 kg
22 t 22,000 kg
23 t 23,000 kg
24 t 24,000 kg
25 t 25,000 kg
26 t 26,000 kg
27 t 27,000 kg
28 t 28,000 kg
29 t 29,000 kg
30 t 30,000 kg
31 t 31,000 kg
32 t 32,000 kg
33 t 33,000 kg
34 t 34,000 kg
35 t 35,000 kg
36 t 36,000 kg
37 t 37,000 kg
38 t 38,000 kg
39 t 39,000 kg
40 t 40,000 kg

More Metric Ton Weight Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Tons
1 t is equal to 1.102311 tons
Convert to Pounds
1 t is equal to 2,204.62 pounds
Convert to Ounces
1 t is equal to 35,274 ounces
Other Units
Convert to Long Tons
1 t is equal to 0.984207 long tons
Convert to Carats
1 t is equal to 5,000,000 carats
SI Units
Convert to Grams
1 t is equal to 1,000,000 grams
Convert to Milligrams
1 t is equal to 1,000,000,000 milligrams