Metric Tons (Tonnes) to Pounds & Ounces Conversion

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

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1 t = 2,204.622622 lb
1 t = 2204 lb 9.9619519999978 oz

How to Convert Metric Tons to Pounds

To convert a metric ton measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio.

Since one metric ton is equal to 2,204.622622 pounds, you can use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = metric tons × 2,204.622622

The weight in pounds is equal to the metric tons multiplied by 2,204.622622.

For example, here's how to convert 5 metric tons to pounds using the formula above.
5 t = (5 × 2,204.622622) = 11,023.113109 lb

Metric tons and pounds 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.


Pounds are a widely used unit of mass/weight in the United States. The National Bureau of Standards approved the international definition of the pound for use in the United States in 1959 after an agreement between six nations referred to as the International Yard and Pound Agreement.[2]

One pound is equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. In the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems, one pound is equal to 7,000 grains.[3]

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of weight. A pound is sometimes also referred to as a common ounce. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb, and are also sometimes abbreviated as lbs, lbm, or #. For example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb, 1 lbs, 1 lbm, or 1 #.

Metric Ton to Pound Conversion Table

Metric ton measurements converted to pounds
Metric Tons Pounds
0.001 t 2.2046 lb
0.002 t 4.4092 lb
0.003 t 6.6139 lb
0.004 t 8.8185 lb
0.005 t 11.02 lb
0.006 t 13.23 lb
0.007 t 15.43 lb
0.008 t 17.64 lb
0.009 t 19.84 lb
0.01 t 22.05 lb
0.02 t 44.09 lb
0.03 t 66.14 lb
0.04 t 88.18 lb
0.05 t 110.23 lb
0.06 t 132.28 lb
0.07 t 154.32 lb
0.08 t 176.37 lb
0.09 t 198.42 lb
0.1 t 220.46 lb
0.2 t 440.92 lb
0.3 t 661.39 lb
0.4 t 881.85 lb
0.5 t 1,102 lb
0.6 t 1,323 lb
0.7 t 1,543 lb
0.8 t 1,764 lb
0.9 t 1,984 lb
1 t 2,205 lb


  1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices,
  2. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and Pound, U.S. Department of Commerce, July 1, 1959,
  3. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight,

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