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pound solid to kg or metric t

Postby seb » Thu Feb 14, 2008 3:57 pm


Orange juice (FCOJ) futures are expressed in USD/ pound solid, how can this be converted into USD / kg?

Thanks for explanations


Re: pound solid to kg or metric t

Postby Guest » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:21 pm

seb wrote:Hi

Orange juice (FCOJ) futures are expressed in USD/ pound solid, how can this be converted into USD / kg?

Thanks for explanations


The pound is legally defined by 1 lb = 0.45359237 kg exactly.

Multiply USD/lb x 1 lb/0.45359237 kg.
You are left with USD/kg.
(or calculate the inverse once and multiply by 2.2046226, which is rounded, but more accurate than you need)

Postby Web Surf » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:32 pm

Maybe the OP is asking about converting Orange Futures in PPS ( Per Pound Solids) to USD/Kg of juice conentrate

( Not simple case of converting USD/lb solids to USD/Kg solids but to USD / Kg of Concentrate)

This depends upon the brix of the concentrate

I had once seen a web site that suggested something like this

Take US Cents /PPS

Multiply with a factor ( 1455 if I remember correctly)

Divide by 100 to convert USD/Cents

Add about USD 100 for drumming

Add freight

Add finance costs etc etc

get USD/MT CFR for 65 Brix Orange Concentrate

Hope that helps

Web Surf ( Dubai)
Web Surf

Postby Guest » Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:45 pm

Some more info............



"..........$100 per MT (or $0.07 per pound solids)."

ie they figure 1 USD PPS = 1428.6 USD/MT FCOJ in bulk ( Drumming charges extra)

Converting pounds solid to gallons

Postby Food and Beverage » Sat Mar 07, 2009 5:49 am

We have a customer who is in process manufacturing and coincidentally produces citrus juices. Their issue is that they receive in juice in gallons and process it into concentrate which they ship out in pounds solid. A problem arises because due to odd conversions, their inventory (which is lot controlled) quantities become skewed. For example, they produce 10,000 pounds solid that they want to ship but the computer system thinks they only have 9,999.83247 available to ship due to conversions along the manufacturing process and tells them they don't have enough to ship.

Anyone else experience this? If so, how do you work around it?
Food and Beverage

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