**Kilograms to tons** conversion factors are listed below. To calculate how many tons in kilograms, multiply the kilogram value by the conversion factor or use the converter.

**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**".