Enter the two smallest dimensions of the length, width, and height into the calculator to determine the girth of a package or parcel.

## Girth Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the girth of a shipping parcel.

G = (D1 + D2) * 2

• Where G is the girth
• D1 is the smallest dimension of the package
• D2 is the second smallest dimension of the package

The units for all 3 are typically expressed in inches, but they can be any units as long as they are consistent.

## Girth Definition

What is girth?

Girth is a term used in shipping and receiving to describe 2 times the sum of the smallest dimensions of a package. For example, if the length and width are the smallest dimensions, they would be used in the calculation.

## Example Problem

How to calculate girth?

1. First, measure the length, width, and height of the package.

For this example, these measured to be 20 inches, 10 inches, and 5 inches respectively.

2. Next, choose the two smallest dimensions.

In this case, the width and height are the smallest dimensions at 10 in and 5 in.

3. Finally, calculate the girth.

Using the formula above, the girth is calculated to be:
G = (D1 + D2) * 2
G = (10 + 5) * 2
G = 30