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What is metric ton?

The metric ton (also megagram, tonne or metric tonne) is a unit of mass in the metric system equal to 1,000 kilograms (1 t = 1,000 kg), the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (SI). It is also equal to 106 grams (g) or 109 milligrams (mg) (SI units of mass), or 1.102311 short tons (a US customary unit of mass), or 0.984206 long tons (an Imperial unit of mass), or approximately 2,204.62 pounds (lb) or 35,273.96 ounces (oz), which are US customary / Imperial units of mass.

Conversions of various tons:

  • The short ton is equal to 2,000 pounds (lb) or 907.18474 kilograms (kg)
  • The long ton is equal to 2,240 pounds (lb) or 1,016.0469088 kilograms (kg)
  • The metric ton (or tonne) is equal to 2,204.6226218 pounds (lb) or 1,000 kilograms (kg)

The metric ton is used in the world grain production figures.




metric tons

Also known as:

tonne (plural: tonnes), metric tonne (plural: metric tonnes), megagram (plural: megagrams, symbol: Mg, the SI units and prefixes)