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    Default What is a "quintal"?

    Came across this in the DR1 news and had never heard of a quintal.

    when the government purchased 43,000 quintals of onions, but the sector lost 250,000 quintals because of a market surplus

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    Quote Originally Posted by snoozer View Post
    Came across this in the DR1 news and had never heard of a quintal.

    when the government purchased 43,000 quintals of onions, but the sector lost 250,000 quintals because of a market surplus
    quintal = 100 lbs (100 pounds)


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    Thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotLurking View Post
    quintal = 100 lbs (100 pounds)


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    Very old Spanish measurement. Weight, not volume. Sign is "qq" and is often talked about at the same time as a "fanega" which is 100kgs or 220 lbs.

    Just part of the system in agriculture.

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