# How to calculate the volume of a crate in cubic meters How to calculate the volume of a crate in cubic meters

The cubic meter is a widely used measure in the wholesale and import-export industry. The cubic meter is a unit of volume, or a space in 3 dimensions. This is a way to measure the space that any object can occupy in your home. Volume can also be measured in liters. In any case, even if the volume measurement taken alone is an indication of the space that your case or lot will occupy, it will not give you information on the 3 dimensions. You will not know anything about the length, width and height of each crate. Knowing the true dimensions of a box is useful and is usually included in any data sheet accompanying the boxes of products.

## Steps #### Step 1. Measure the length, width and height of a single object in meters

• In fact, it doesn't matter which unit you use, as long as you use the same to measure length, width and height.
• You can also take your measurement in cm, but converting cm3 to m3 (the final unit) can seem a bit tricky. Instead, divide your measurements by 100 to convert cm to m before going any further.
• The word "unit" refers to the quantity contained in a batch of product (s). A single bottle, box or package constitutes a unit. But if the product is sold in threes, you will need to measure all three items together. For example, if these are bottles sold in sets of three, you will need to take measurements of the set containing all three bottles in order to obtain the volume of the product. #### Step 2. Multiply the length by the width and by the height of the unit #### Step 3. Multiply the result by 1000 if you want a volume in liters

If you measured the dimensions in meters, the result will be in cubic meters. Now all you have to do is multiply your result by 1000 to get liters. 