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Recent Examples on the Web Wheat prices in India have risen to record highs, in some spot markets hitting 25,000 rupees ($320) per tonne, well above the government's minimum support price of 20,150 rupees. Reuters, CNN, 14 May 2022 Metallurgical coal spiked with PCI prices leaping to an unprecedented level and nearing $400 per tonne. Yessar Rosendar, Forbes, 4 May 2022 India is being offered Russian coal at a discount of around $10 per metric tonne over Australia’s Newcastle thermal coal. Mimansa Verma, Quartz, 21 Apr. 2022 Coal futures traded on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange gained 11.6% to close at RMB 1,408.20 ($218.74) a tonne on Monday—roughly double the price at the start of 2021. Yvonne Lau, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2021 The exchange, the world’s oldest and largest market for industrial metals, suspended nickel trading on March 8 after prices spiked by more than 50% in a matter of hours to hit $100,000 a tonne. Reuters, CNN, 4 Apr. 2022 The historic London Metal Exchange has been on hold since Tuesday, after a sensational short squeeze sent nickel prices soaring to over $100,000 per tonne. Tristan Bove, Fortune, 11 Mar. 2022 Producing one tonne of aluminum from bauxite—a common source of the element—results in between 14 and 16 metric tons of CO2 or equivalent (the paper assumes the process is done in China), Lennon said. Doug Johnson, Ars Technica, 25 Jan. 2022 According to the announcement, each NRT represents one tonne of CO2-equivalent heat-trapping gas that has been removed from our atmosphere and stored in a terrestrial, subsurface, industrial or aquatic reservoir. Jem Aswad, Variety, 24 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tonne

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tonne

French, from tonne tun, from Old French — more at tunnel

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20 May 2022

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“Tonne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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