Use km for kilometre, kg for kilogram and g for gram.
When an abbreviation is used, there should be no space between the abbreviation and the figure.
The units tonne and litre should be spelt out.
If the measurement is more than one word - eg: kilometres per hour - spell it out first then abbreviate as below.
- 10 tonne
- 10 litres
- 100 degrees - for angles and measures
- 100 square kilometres - sqkm if used again on that page
- 100 square metres - sqm if used again on that page
- 100 kilometres per hour - km/h if used again on that page.
Read about using numbers.
Last updated: 27 June 2017