Pounds to Metric Tons (Tonnes) Conversion

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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.

Since one pound is equal to 0.000454 metric tons, you can 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 5,000 pounds to metric tons using the formula above.
5,000 lb = (5,000 × 0.000454) = 2.267962 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.[2] 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 to Metric Ton Conversion Table

Pound measurements converted to metric tons
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
20 lb 0.009072 t
30 lb 0.013608 t
40 lb 0.018144 t
50 lb 0.02268 t
60 lb 0.027216 t
70 lb 0.031751 t
80 lb 0.036287 t
90 lb 0.040823 t
100 lb 0.045359 t
200 lb 0.090718 t
300 lb 0.136078 t
400 lb 0.181437 t
500 lb 0.226796 t
600 lb 0.272155 t
700 lb 0.317515 t
800 lb 0.362874 t
900 lb 0.408233 t
1,000 lb 0.453592 t
2,000 lb 0.907185 t
3,000 lb 1.3608 t
4,000 lb 1.8144 t
5,000 lb 2.268 t
6,000 lb 2.7216 t
7,000 lb 3.1751 t
8,000 lb 3.6287 t
9,000 lb 4.0823 t
10,000 lb 4.5359 t


  1. Encyclopædia Britannica, Avoirdupois weight, https://www.britannica.com/science/avoirdupois-weight
  2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, https://www.nist.gov/system/files/documents/2017/05/09/h44-01-all.pdf