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What is hundredweight (UK)?
The hundredweight (UK) (or long hundredweight) is a unit of mass in the Imperial system of units equal to 50.80234544 kilograms (1 cwt = 50.80234544 kg), the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 50,802.34544 grams (g) (an SI unit of mass), or 0.05080234544 tonnes (t) (a unit of mass in the metric system), or 112 pounds (lb) or 1,792 ounces (oz), which are US customary / Imperial units of mass.
The hundredweight definition varies depending on the system of units used, as follows:
- The hundredweight (UK) or long hundredweight, equal to 112 pounds (lb) or 50.80234544 kilograms (kg)
- The hundredweight (US) or short hundredweight, equal to 100 pounds (lb) or 45.359237 kilograms (kg)
The hundredweight (UK) is used in the sale of livestock, fertilizers, coal, and industrial materials.
Also known as:
long hundredweight (plural: long hundredweights), gross hundredweight (plural: gross hundredweights), centum weight (UK) (symbol: cwt)
Below you can find a comprehensive list with conversions from hundredweights (UK) to other (metric, imperial, or customary) mass and weight measurement units.