Short (US) and long tons (UK) conversion factors are listed below. To find out how many long tons in short tons or vice versa, multiply by the right conversion factor or use the converter if the conversion is from short to long ton.
1 Short Ton [US] = 0.892857143 Long Tons [UK]
1 Long Ton [UK] = 1.12 Short Tons [US]
Ton is a unit of mass in different measurement systems and usually mistaken with each other. The short ton equals to 2000 pounds and used in North America (United States and Canada), the long ton is used in imperial system (UK and some of the other English speaking countries) and defined as 2240 pounds or 1016 kilograms and the metric tonne equals to 1000 kilograms and used in metric system. The abbreviation is "T".
If you are trading internationally, you must know what type of weight unit is used in that country to avoid the surprises.