Hundred Weight


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Hundred Weight

100 pounds. Cwt is used in some futures contracts and other derivatives in which the weight of the underlying asset is required. For example, a contract may state that the seller will deliver 3 Cwt, meaning 300 pounds. This convention has been in use in the United States since the 19th century.
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So buy a half hundred weight of vitamins and start eating them like there is no tomorrow, determined not to get the flu.
These factors lowered average hog prices for the quarter approximately $3 per hundred weight compared to the same period last year," said John M.
As a result of account rationalization, revenue per bill, weight per shipment and revenue per hundred weight, have all improved.
In addition, certain size extras for light gauge cold rolled sheet and strip products will be increased by $5 per hundred weight.
I remember my mam and dad pushing their handcarts with as much as 10 cwt of spuds, each in hundred weight bags.