Enter the total cost of the material and the total weight in pounds into the calculator to determine the cost per ton.

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## Cost Per Ton Formula

The following equation is used to calculate the Cost Per Ton.

CPT = C / (W/2000)

- Where CPT is the cost per ton ($/ton)
- C is the total cost of the material
- W is the weight of the material (lbs)

To calculate cost per ton, convert the weight from pounds to tons, then divide the cost by the weight.

## What is Cost Per Ton?

Definition:

Cost per ton is a unit of measure most often used in manufacturing and business to describe the cost of a material per ton of weight of that material.

## How to Calculate Cost Per Ton?

Example Problem:

The following example outlines the steps and information needed to calculate Cost Per Ton.

First, determine the total cost of the material. In this example, we are looking at a lot or raw ore from a mine. The total cost of the lost is $10,000.00.

Next, determine the weight of the material. The ore in this example weighs 5,000 lbs.

Finally, calculate the cost per ton using the formula above:

CPT = C / (W/2000)

CPT = 10,000 / (5000/2000)

CPT = $4,000.00 / ton