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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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"The last increase was 4 1/2 years ago, from $176 then to $193 a hundredweight now.
4.90% 4.52% 4.44% 4.64% 4.74% 4.74% 4.10% Figure 2 Sample UPS Hundredweight Rate Increases Shipment Weight Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 200-499 lbs.
In May 2009, the co-op sent out a check for 30 cents per hundredweight on a month's production to members to help them cope with the lowest milk prices in more than 30 years.
They say the pendulum is two and a half hundredweight, but it only needed the slightest touch to start.
Puerto Rico will import 100,000 quintales (hundredweight) of Dominican Republic coffee, and has begun negotiations to install sugar refineries in the DR, said Puerto Rico's Agriculture Secretary Fernando Toledo, reports El Nuevo Dia (March 27, 2002).
It was the incomparable Gwyn Thomas who memorably said that any mother who did not take at least a hundredweight of Welsh cakes to Barry was not even trying.
Quarter-to-date through May 2018, revenue per hundredweight increased approximately 5.4% compared to a year ago.
About 67 percent of the nation's milk supply has now committed to pay the 10 cent per hundredweight membership assessment for a full two years (through December 2010).
Using sweetcorn as bait, Bill Gronow accounted for 100lb and his 16-year-old son Gareth and Grev Phillips both had half a hundredweight of fish caught.
For the quarter-to-date period, LTL revenue per hundredweight increased 6.7% as compared to the same period last year.