Bale

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Definition: Bale

Bale is a term used in many English and non-English speaking countries for a pressed, compressed or a bundle of commodity or merchandise which is tied, usually wrapped in an outer covering. It represents varying weights of goods from paper to agricultural goods.

 

Type of bale

Weight

Country

Running

A bundle of any weight

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Standard

500 pounds (226.8 kgs) gross

478 pounds (216.8 kgs) net

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Cotton

396.6 pounds (180 kgs)

730 pounds (331.1 kgs)

392 pounds (177.8 kilograms)

480 pounds (217.7 kilograms)

Brazil

Egypt and the UK

Bangladesh, India and Pakistan

United States of America

Paper

5 reams (2500 sheets)

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