Item unit of measure codes are used in international trade as adopted by the ECB Working party on Facilitation of International Trade Procedures in Recommendation No. 20 (March 1985). These codes are intended for use in manual and automated systems for the exchange of information between participants in international trade.

The asterisk after the unit name indicates recommended units of measurement that are either an SI (International System of Units) unit, or its multiple or a non-SI unit that may be used together with the SI units and their multiples.

Use these values to populate the **UnitOfMeasure** property tag when processing Level III data.

Unit Name |
Code |

Acre (4840 yd2) | ACR |

Alcoholic strength by mass | ASM |

Alcoholic strength by volume | ASV |

Ampere* | AMP |

Ampere-hour (3,6 kC)* | AMH |

Are (100 m2) | ARE |

Bar* | BAR |

Barrel (petroleum) (158,987 dm3) | BLL |

Barrel | BLL |

Becquerel* | BQL |

Billion EUR (trillion US) | BIL |

Billion US | MLD |

Billions US (milliard) | MLD |

Board foot | BFT |

Box | BX |

Brake horse power (245,7 watts) | BHP |

British thermal unit (1,055 kilojoules) | BTU |

Bushel (35,2391 dm3) | BUA |

Bushel (36,36874 dm3) | BUI |

Candela* | CDL |

Carrying capacity in metric tons | CCT |

Case | CS |

Cental GB (45,359237 kg) | CNT |

Centigram* | CGM |

Centilitre* | CLT |

Centimetre* | CMT |

Centner/Quintal Metric (100 kg) (Decitonne) | DTN |

Cord (3.63 m3) | WCD |

Coulomb* | COU |

Coulomb per kilogram* | CKG |

Cubic decimetre* | DMQ |

Cubic foot | FTQ |

Cubic inch | INQ |

Cubic metre* | MTQ |

Cubic metre per hour* | MQH |

Cubic metre per second* | MQS |

Cubic millimetre* | MMQ |

Cubic yard | YDQ |

Curie | CUR |

Day* | DAY |

Decade (ten years) | DEC |

Decare | DAA |

Decilitre* | DLT |

Decimetre* | DMT |

Degree fahrenheit | FAH |

Degrees Celsius | CEL |

Degree Kelvin: see Kelvin | --- |

Displacement tonnage | DPT |

Dozen | DZN |

Dozen packs | DZP |

Dozen pairs | DZR |

Dozen pieces | DPC |

Dozen rolls | DRL |

Drachm GB (3.887935 g) | DRM |

Dram GB (1.771745 g) | DRI |

Dram US (3.887935 g) | DRA |

Dry barrel (115.627 dm3) | BLD |

Dry gallon (4.404884 dm3) | GLD |

Dry pint (0.55061 dm3) | PTD |

Dry quart (1.101221 dm3) | QTD |

Each | EA |

Each | EAC |

Farad* | FAR |

Fluid ounce (28.413 cm3) | OZI |

Fluid ounce (29.5735 cm3) | OZA |

Foot (0.3048 m) | FOT |

Gallon (4.546092 dm3) | GLI |

Gigabequerel* | GBQ |

Gigawatt-hour (1 million kW/h)* | GWH |

Gill (0.142065 dm3) | GII |

Gill (11.8294 cm3) | GIA |

Grain GB, US (64.798910 mg) | GRN |

Gram of fissile isotopes | GFI |

Gram* | GRM |

Great gross (12 gross) | GGR |

Gross | GRO |

Gross (register) ton | GRT |

Half year (six months) | SAN |

Hectare | HAR |

Hectobar* | HBA |

Hectogram* | HGM |

Hectokilogram* | DTH |

Hectolitre of pure alcohol | HPA |

Hectolitre* | HLT |

Hectometre* | HMT |

Hertz* | HTZ |

Hour* | HUR |

Hundred | CEN |

Hundred boxes | BHX |

Hundred Int‘l Units | HIU |

Hundred leaves | CLF |

Hundred packs | CNP |

Hundredweight US (45.3592 kg) | CWA |

Inch (25.4 mm) | INH |

Item | ITM |

Joule* | JOU |

Kelvin* | KEL |

Kilobar* | KBA |

Kilogoule* | KJO |

Kilogram of caustic potash (kilogram of potassium hydroxide) | KPH |

Kilogram of caustic soda | KSH |

Kilogram of named substance | KNS |

Kilogram of nitrogen | KNI |

Kilogram of phosphoric anhydride (kilogram of phosphoric pentoxide) | KPP |

Kilogram of potassium oxide | KPO |

Kilogram of substance 90% dry | KSD |

Kilogram of uranium | KUR |

Kilogram per cubic meter | KMQ |

Kilogram per second* | KGS |

Kilogram* | KGM |

Kilohertz* | KHZ |

Kilometre per hour* | KMH |

Kilometre* | KMT |

Kilopascal* | KPA |

Kilotonne* | KTN |

Kilovar | KVR |

Kilovolt* | KVT |

Kilovolt-ampere* | KVA |

Kilowatt* | KWT |

Kilowatt-hour* | KWH |

Knot (1 nautical mile per hour) | KNT |

Leaf | LEF |

Liquid gallon (3.78541 dm3) | GLL |

Liquid pint (0.473176 dm3) | PTL |

Liquid quart (0.946353 dm3) | QTL |

Litre (1dm3)* | LTR |

Litre of pure alcohol | LPA |

Long ton GB, US (1.0160469 t) | LTN |

Lumen* | LUM |

Lux | LUX |

Megahertz* | MHZ |

Megalitre* | MAL |

Megametre* | MAM |

Megapascal* | MPA |

Megavolt-ampere (1000 KVA)* | MVA |

Megawatt* | MAW |

Megawatt-hour (1000 kW/h)* | MWH |

Metre per second squared* | MSK |

Metre per second* | MTS |

Metre* | MTR |

Metric Carat (200 MG = 2.10-4kg) | CTM |

Metric ton (1000 kg) (tonne (1000 kg)) | TNE |

Millibar* | MBR |

Millicurie | MCU |

Milligram* | MGM |

Millilitre* | MLT |

Millimetre* | MMT |

Million | MIO |

Million cubic metres* | HMQ |

Million international units | MIU |

Minute* | MIN |

Month | MON |

Nautical mile (1852 m) | NMI |

Net (register) ton | NTT |

Newton* | NEW |

Number | NMB |

Number of articles | NAR |

Number of bobbins | NBB |

Number of cells* | NCL |

Number of international units | NIU |

Number of packs | NMP |

Number of pairs | NMR |

Number of parcels | NPL |

Number of parts | NPT |

Number of rolls | NRL |

Ohm* | OHM |

Ounce GB, US (28.349523 g) | ONZ |

Ounce GB, US (31.10348 g) Troy Ounce | APZ |

Package | PK |

Pascal* | PAL |

Pennyweight GB, US (1.555174 g) | DWT |

Piece | PCB |

Piece | PCE |

Piece | PSC |

Pint (0.568262 dm3) | PTI |

Pound GB, US (0.45359237 kg) | LBR |

Pounds | LBS |

Proof gallon | PGL |

Quart (1.136523 dm3) | QTI |

Quarter (of a year) | QAN |

Quarter, GB (12.700586 kg) | QTR |

Revolution per minute* | RPM |

Revolution per second* | RPS |

Score | SCO |

Scruple GB, US (1.295982 g) | SCR |

Second* | SEC |

Set | SET |

Shipping ton | SHT |

Short standard (7200 matches) | SST |

Short ton GB, US (.90718474 t) | STN |

Siemens* | SIE |

Square centimetre* | CMK |

Square decimetre* | DMK |

Square foot | FTK |

Square inch | INK |

Square kilometre* | KMK |

Square metre* | MTK |

Square Mile | MIK |

Square millimetre* | MMK |

Square yard | YDK |

Standard | WSD |

Standard atmosphere (101325 Pa) | ATM |

Statute mile (1609.344 m) | SMI |

Stone GB (6.350293 kg) | STI |

Technical atmosphere (98066.5 Pa) | ATT |

Ten days | DAD |

Ten pairs | TPR |

Thousand | MIL |

Thousand ampere-hour* | TAH |

Thousand board feet (2.36 m3) | MBF |

Thousand cubic metres per day* | TQD |

Thousand standard brick equivalent | MBE |

Ton of steam per hour | TSH |

Tonne of substance 90% dry | TSD |

Trillion EUR | TRL |

Troy pound, US (373.242 g) | LBT |

Unknown unit of measure | ST |

Volt* | VLT |

Watt* | WTT |

Watt-hour* | WHR |

Weber | WEB |

Week | WEE |

Yard (.9144 m) | YRD |

Year | ANN |