Convert Ounces of Sugar to Pounds

Enter the amount of sugar in ounces below to get the value converted to pounds.

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1 oz = 0.0625 lb

How to Convert Ounces of Sugar to Pounds

To convert an ounce measurement to a pound measurement, divide the sugar by the conversion ratio.

Since one pound of sugar is equal to 16 ounces, you can use this simple formula to convert:

pounds = ounces ÷ 16

The sugar in pounds is equal to the ounces divided by 16.

For example, here's how to convert 5 ounces to pounds using the formula above.
5 oz = (5 ÷ 16) = 0.3125 lb

Should I Measure Sugar by Weight or Volume?

Many experts are adamant that dry ingredients like sugar should be measured by weight instead of volume, especially when used for baking.

The reason is that the density of different sugars vary slightly, so volume measurements will likely yield an incorrect amount of ingredient. Additionally, when using a cup or tablespoon, the amount that the sugar is compressed and above or under the measurement line will alter the actual amount.

This is why most experts suggest using a food scale to measure sugar when cooking, rather than a cup, tablespoon, or other volume measuring devices.

Ounces and pounds are both units used to measure sugar. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


An ounce of sugar is 1/16 of a pound, and there are 28.3495 grams in one ounce. An ounce is a measure of sugar weight.

The ounce is a US customary and imperial unit of sugar. Ounces can be abbreviated as oz; for example, 1 ounce can be written as 1 oz.


A pound is a commonly used unit to measure sugar weight. A pound of sugar is equal to 16 ounces, and there are 0.453592 kilograms in one pound.

The pound is a US customary and imperial unit of sugar. Pounds can be abbreviated as lb; for example, 1 pound can be written as 1 lb.

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