Unit Conversions:

Most of the world prices commodities by the kilogram or metric ton, and measures land in hectares. Here are some conversion factors that make it easier to get a handle on international commodity reporting.

Definitions:

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To Convert: To: Do the following:
Acres Hectares Multiply acres by 0.41494
Bushels of wheat or soybeans (60 lb/bu) Metric Tons Multiply bushels by 0.027216
Bushels of corn, sorghum or rye (56 lb/bu) Metric Tons Multiply bushels by 0.025401
Centigrade Fahrenheit Multiply C by 1.8, then add 32
Fahrenheit Centigrade Subtract 32 from F, then divide  by 1.8
Feet Meters Divide feet by 3.048
Hectares Acres Multiply hectares by 2.4710
Inches Millimeters Multiply inches by 25.4
Kilograms Pounds Multiply kilograms by 2.2046
Meters Feet Multiply meters by 3.048
Metric tons of wheat or soybeans Bushels Multiply metric tons by 36.7431
Metric tons of corn, sorghum or rye Bushels Multiply metric tons by 39.3685
Millimeters Inches Divide millimeters by 25.4
Pounds Kilograms Divide pounds by 2.2046

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