**There are 2000 pounds in a ton in US, 2240 pounds in a ton in UK and 2204.6 pounds in a metric ton.** To find out how many pounds there are in "x" tons, multiply the number of tons "x" by 2000 for US, 2240 for UK or 2204.6 for metric system.

**1 Short Ton [US] = 2 000 Pounds**

**1 Long Ton [UK] = 2 240 Pounds**

**1 Metric Ton = 2 204.62262 Pounds**

For example, to calculate how many pounds there are in a half ton (US), multiply the ton value by the conversion factor, 1/2 US ton * 2000 = 1000 lbs in a half short ton.

**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 the imperial system (UK and some of the other English speaking countries) and defined as 2240 pounds or 1016 kilograms. The **metric ton** (also known as **tonne**) equals to 1000 kilograms and used in the metric system. The abbreviations for ton are "**T**" and "**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.

**Pound** is a unit of mass in the imperial and US customary measurement systems. International avoirdupois pound is defined as 0.45359237 kilograms. Troy pound is rarely used. There are 16 ounces in a pound and 12 troy ounces in a troy pound. The abbreviations are "**lb**", "**lbs**".