How Much Does a Bag of Sugar Weigh? (With Conversion Tables)

Sugar is a staple product that pretty much all of us buy at some point, with more and more types and pack sizes becoming available, it can be difficult to know how much a bag of sugar actually weighs these days.

so, I’ve done the research based on bag sizes which are available here in the UK (and countries using the metric system), along with US imperial weights.

The most common sugar pack weight in the UK is 1kg (2.2lb) and the US equivalent is 2lb (0.9kg). Other widely sold sugar bag weights in the UK are 500g, 2kg and 5kg and in the US 4 and 10lb bags are widely available too.

Read on to find out more about sugar weighs along with conversion charts to help you to work out equivalent weights.

How Much Does a Bag of Sugar Weigh? (In Grams, Ounces, KIlograms and Pounds)

The tables below show the conversion weights of various bags of sugar in both metric and imperial. These figures are relevant to all types of sugar (granulated, caster, brown etc).

Sugar Bag weight (Metric)Converted to Imperial (lb & oz)
500g1.1lb
1kg2.2lb
2kg (standard UK size)4.4lb
3kg6.6lb
5kg11lb
10kg22lb
Sugar Bag weight (Imperial)Converted to Metric (g & kg)
1lb0.45kg (454g)
2lb (standard US size)0.9kg (907g)
4lb1.8kg
5lb2.3kg
10lb4.5kg

Average Bag of Sugar Weight

An average bag of sugar that you’ll find in most shops and stores is a 1kg (2.2lb) bag which is the equivalent to the imperial 2lb bag.

In the UK a 500g (1.1lb) bag of sugar is equivalent to what used to be a 1lb bag of sugar when weights were imperial.

This image shows a standard 1kg bag of white and brown sugar.

1kg bags of brown and white sugar

Sugar Weights Per Country

How bags or packets of sugar are sold can vary between countries, but with most countries being converted to the metric system sugar is generally sold in varying kilogram weights and mainly one or two-kilogram weights.

US weights are based on the imperial system, so bags of sugar are sound in various multiples of pounds.

How Many US Cups of Sugar are in a Bag of Sugar?

The average weight of a US cup of sugar is 200g (7.05oz), based on these figures the table below shows the average amount of cups you will get from bags of sugar of varying sizes:

Sugar Bag WeightUS Cups Per Bag
1lb2.27
2lb4.54
4lb9.08
5lb11.35
10lb22.7

Does The Weight of a Bag of Sugar Include the Bag?

The weight of a bag of sugar is based on the net weight which means it does not include the weight of any packaging.

You might see an ‘e’ next to the weight of a bag of sugar which means it’s an estimated weight and although very accurate, this allows for small discrepancies which are unavoidable in some types of food production.

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