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metric ton

[′me·trik ′tən]
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tonne

A metric ton; a unit of mass equal to 1000 kilograms (approximately 2205 pounds).
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Production during the quarter went up by 3,438 metric tonnes to 233,496 metric tonnes from 230,058 metric tonnes in the same quarter last year.
The company succeeded in exporting a total of 815,000 metric tonnes of its products, which was 20pc higher than the planned level.
6 million metric tonnes of new or expanded capacity currently being planned by producers.
6 grams of gallium per Metric Tonne for samples with a cut-off of greater than 50 grams of gallium per Metric Tonne with some individual samples exceeding 200 grams of gallium per Metric Tonne.
The downtime related to the mill upgrading projects entailed a drop in production of 25,000 metric tonnes of newsprint and a decrease in production levels due to slow market conditions resulted in a drop of a further 20,000 metric tonnes.
The 50,000 metric tonnes of capacity to be restarted is at the Mead, Wash.
Due to energy-related curtailments earlier this year, Valco has been operating only one of its five potlines, representing approximately 40,000 metric tonnes of production.
The company said the restart preparations involved the three pot lines that were curtailed on September 30: one pot line at the Tacoma smelter, representing about 20,000 metric tonnes of annual production capacity, and two pot lines at the Mead smelter, representing about 50,000 metric tonnes of annual production capacity.
The company said one pot line at the Tacoma smelter, representing about 20,000 metric tonnes of annual production capacity, and two pot lines at the Mead smelter, representing about 50,000 metric tonnes of annual production capacity had been curtailed last evening.
4 metric tonnes of concentrate was produced for an estimated total of 1,780 grams (55.