Tons to Metric Tons (Tonnes) Conversion

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How to Convert Tons to Metric Tons

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To convert a ton measurement to a metric ton measurement, multiply the weight by the conversion ratio. One ton is equal to 0.907185 metric tons, so use this simple formula to convert:

metric tons = tons × 0.907185

The weight in metric tons is equal to the tons multiplied by 0.907185.

For example, here's how to convert 5 tons to metric tons using the formula above.
5 t = (5 × 0.907185) = 4.535924 t

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

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.[1] 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 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.

Ton to Metric Ton Conversion Table

Ton measurements converted to metric tons
Tons Metric Tons
1 t 0.907185 t
2 t 1.8144 t
3 t 2.7216 t
4 t 3.6287 t
5 t 4.5359 t
6 t 5.4431 t
7 t 6.3503 t
8 t 7.2575 t
9 t 8.1647 t
10 t 9.0718 t
11 t 9.979 t
12 t 10.89 t
13 t 11.79 t
14 t 12.7 t
15 t 13.61 t
16 t 14.51 t
17 t 15.42 t
18 t 16.33 t
19 t 17.24 t
20 t 18.14 t
21 t 19.05 t
22 t 19.96 t
23 t 20.87 t
24 t 21.77 t
25 t 22.68 t
26 t 23.59 t
27 t 24.49 t
28 t 25.4 t
29 t 26.31 t
30 t 27.22 t
31 t 28.12 t
32 t 29.03 t
33 t 29.94 t
34 t 30.84 t
35 t 31.75 t
36 t 32.66 t
37 t 33.57 t
38 t 34.47 t
39 t 35.38 t
40 t 36.29 t

References

  1. 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
  2. US Food & Drug Administration, Investigations Operations Manual 2015, https://www.fda.gov/media/75942/download