**Kilograms to tons (kg to t)** conversion factors are listed below (for kilograms to metric, short (US) and long (UK) tons). To calculate how many tons in kilograms, multiply the kilogram value by the conversion factor or use the converter if the conversion is into metric tons.

**1 Kilogram = 0.001 Metric Ton [Tonnes]**

**1 Kilogram = 0.00110231131 Short Ton [US]**

**1 Kilogram = 0.000984206528 Long Ton [UK]**

For example, to calculate how many tons there are in 1000 kilogram, multiply the kilogram value by the conversion factor, 1000 kg * 1/1000 = 1 ton is 1000 kg.

If you are trading internationally, you must know what kind of ton is used in that country to avoid the surprises.

**Kilogram** is a base unit of mass in metric system and equals to the mass of one liter of water. 1 kilogram equals to 2.20462262 pounds. The abbreviation is "**kg**".

**Ton** is a unit of mass in different measurement systems and usually mistaken with each other. The **metric ton** (also known as **tonnes**) is a metric system mass unit and equals to 1000 kilograms or 2204.62262 pounds. The **short ton** (also known as **net ton**) equals to 2000 pounds and used in North America (United States and Canada) and finally the **long ton** (also known as **weight ton** or **gross ton**) is used in imperial system (UK and some of the other English speaking countries) and defined as 2240 pounds or 1016 kilograms. The abbreviations for ton are "**T**" and "**t**".

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