Other names are stère and kilolitre, spelledin the United States.
1 cubic metre equals:
- 1,000 litres
- Approximately 35.3 cubic feet
- Approximately 1.31 cubic yards
- Approximately 6.29 oil barrels
A cubic metre of pure water at the temperature of maximum density (3.98 °C) and standard atmospheric pressure (101.325 kPa) has a mass of 1000 kg, or one tonne. At 0 °C, the freezing point of water, it is slightly less, 999.972 kg.
Abbreviated CBM in the freight business and MTQ (or numeric code 49) in international trade.