Short tons and metric tons (tonnes) weight conversion factors are listed below. To find out how many metric tons in short tons or vice versa, multiply by the right conversion factor or use the converter.
1 Short Ton [US] = 0.90718474 Metric Tons [Tonnes]
1 Metric Ton [Tonnes] = 1.10231131 Short Tons [US]
Ton is a unit of mass in different measurement systems and usually mistaken with each other. The short ton (also known as net ton) equals to 2000 pounds and used in North America (United States and Canada), the long ton (also known as weight 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 and finally the metric ton (also known as tonnes) equals to 1000 kilograms and used in metric system. The abbreviation for ton is "T".
If you are trading internationally, you must know what type of ton as a weight unit is used in that country to avoid the surprises.
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