Convert Pounds to Metric Tons (Tonnes)

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1 lb = 0.000454 t

How to Convert Pounds to Metric Tons

Scales are used to measure weight

To convert a pound measurement to a metric ton measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One pound is equal to 0.000454 metric tons, so use this simple formula to convert:

metric tons = pounds × 0.000454

The weight in metric tons is equal to the pounds multiplied by 0.000454.

For example, here's how to convert 5 pounds to metric tons using the formula above.
5 lb = (5 × 0.000454) = 0.002268 t

Pounds and metric tons are both units used to measure weight. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.


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.[1]

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 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.

Pound Measurements and Equivalent Metric Ton Conversions

Common pound values converted to the equivalent metric ton value
Pounds Metric Tons
1 lb 0.000454 t
2 lb 0.000907 t
3 lb 0.001361 t
4 lb 0.001814 t
5 lb 0.002268 t
6 lb 0.002722 t
7 lb 0.003175 t
8 lb 0.003629 t
9 lb 0.004082 t
10 lb 0.004536 t
11 lb 0.00499 t
12 lb 0.005443 t
13 lb 0.005897 t
14 lb 0.00635 t
15 lb 0.006804 t
16 lb 0.007257 t
17 lb 0.007711 t
18 lb 0.008165 t
19 lb 0.008618 t
20 lb 0.009072 t
21 lb 0.009525 t
22 lb 0.009979 t
23 lb 0.010433 t
24 lb 0.010886 t
25 lb 0.01134 t
26 lb 0.011793 t
27 lb 0.012247 t
28 lb 0.012701 t
29 lb 0.013154 t
30 lb 0.013608 t
31 lb 0.014061 t
32 lb 0.014515 t
33 lb 0.014969 t
34 lb 0.015422 t
35 lb 0.015876 t
36 lb 0.016329 t
37 lb 0.016783 t
38 lb 0.017237 t
39 lb 0.01769 t
40 lb 0.018144 t


  1. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight,

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US Customary & Imperial Units
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1 lb is equal to 0.0005 tons
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1 lb is equal to 16 ounces
Other Units
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1 lb is equal to 0.000446 long tons
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