Convert Metric Tons (Tonnes) to Pounds & Ounces

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

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a metric ton measurement to a pound measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One metric ton is equal to 2,204.622622 pounds, so 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. 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

One pound is defined as a unit of mass/weight equal to 16 ounces, or 0.45359237 kilograms. One pound is equal to 7,000 grains in the avoirdupois or apothecaries' systems.

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 Measurements and Equivalent Pound Conversions

Common metric ton values converted to the equivalent pound value
Metric Tons Pounds
1 t 2,205 lb
2 t 4,409 lb
3 t 6,614 lb
4 t 8,818 lb
5 t 11,023 lb
6 t 13,228 lb
7 t 15,432 lb
8 t 17,637 lb
9 t 19,842 lb
10 t 22,046 lb
11 t 24,251 lb
12 t 26,455 lb
13 t 28,660 lb
14 t 30,865 lb
15 t 33,069 lb
16 t 35,274 lb
17 t 37,479 lb
18 t 39,683 lb
19 t 41,888 lb
20 t 44,092 lb
21 t 46,297 lb
22 t 48,502 lb
23 t 50,706 lb
24 t 52,911 lb
25 t 55,116 lb
26 t 57,320 lb
27 t 59,525 lb
28 t 61,729 lb
29 t 63,934 lb
30 t 66,139 lb
31 t 68,343 lb
32 t 70,548 lb
33 t 72,753 lb
34 t 74,957 lb
35 t 77,162 lb
36 t 79,366 lb
37 t 81,571 lb
38 t 83,776 lb
39 t 85,980 lb
40 t 88,185 lb

More Metric Ton Weight Conversions

US Customary & Imperial Units
Convert to Tons
1 t is equal to 1.102311 tons
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 Kilograms
1 t is equal to 1,000 kilograms
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