Convert Metric Tons (Tonnes) to Tons

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How to Convert Metric Tons to Tons

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To convert a metric ton measurement to a ton measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One metric ton is equal to 1.102311 tons, so use this simple formula to convert:

tons = metric tons × 1.102311

The weight in tons is equal to the metric tons multiplied by 1.102311.

For example, here's how to convert 5 metric tons to tons using the formula above.
5 t = (5 × 1.102311) = 5.511557 t

Metric tons and tons 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.

Tons

One short ton, sometimes called a US ton, is equal to 2,000 pounds and is mostly used in the US as a unit of mass/weight.[2] The short ton should not be confused with the long ton, which is used mostly in the United Kingdom, or the metric ton which is used in most other countries.

The ton is a US customary unit of weight. A ton is sometimes also referred to as a short ton. Tons can be abbreviated as t, for example 1 ton can be written as 1 t.

Metric Ton to Ton Conversion Table

Metric ton measurements converted to tons
Metric Tons Tons
1 t 1.1023 t
2 t 2.2046 t
3 t 3.3069 t
4 t 4.4092 t
5 t 5.5116 t
6 t 6.6139 t
7 t 7.7162 t
8 t 8.8185 t
9 t 9.9208 t
10 t 11.02 t
11 t 12.13 t
12 t 13.23 t
13 t 14.33 t
14 t 15.43 t
15 t 16.53 t
16 t 17.64 t
17 t 18.74 t
18 t 19.84 t
19 t 20.94 t
20 t 22.05 t
21 t 23.15 t
22 t 24.25 t
23 t 25.35 t
24 t 26.46 t
25 t 27.56 t
26 t 28.66 t
27 t 29.76 t
28 t 30.86 t
29 t 31.97 t
30 t 33.07 t
31 t 34.17 t
32 t 35.27 t
33 t 36.38 t
34 t 37.48 t
35 t 38.58 t
36 t 39.68 t
37 t 40.79 t
38 t 41.89 t
39 t 42.99 t
40 t 44.09 t

References

  1. US Food & Drug Administration, Investigations Operations Manual 2015, https://www.fda.gov/media/75942/download
  2. United States Department of Agriculture, Weights, Measures, and Conversion Factors for Agricultural Commodities and Their Products, https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/41880/33132_ah697_002.pdf