Traditional units
Conventional units
Conversions
Kampong Speu
firewood  metre, bundle1 metre = 1m x 1m x 0.5m
1 bundle = 10cm x 10cm x 50cm (4 sticks)charcoal  sack, kg
1 sack = 55 kg
Kampong Chnang and Pursat
firewood  hand1 hand = 3 split logscharcoal  sack, kg
1 sack = 55 kg
Kampong Thom
charcoal  sack, kg1 sack = 55 kg
Kratie
firewood  bundle1 bundle = 15cm x 15cm x 50cm (3 sticks)charcoal  sack, kg
1 sack = 60 kg
Phnom Penh Markets
firewood  stere, metre, bundle1 stere = 1 metre = 1m x 1m x approximately 0.5m
1 bundle = 15cm x 15cm x 50cm (sawmill)12cm x 12cm x 32cm
10cm x 10cm x 32cm
8cm x 8cm x 36cm
7cm x 7cm x 36cm
6cm x 6cm x 32cmcharcoal  sack, kg
1 sack  weight depends on place of origin (55 or 60 kg)
firewood  stere, cubic metre
1 stere = 1 m x 1 m x 1 m (stacked wood)
1 cubic metre =1m x 1m x 1m (solid wood)
charcoal ton, kg
US$1 = 2,500 Reils
1 conventional stere = 2 traditional steres or metres
1 stere of firewood produces approximately 2.5 sacks of charcoal (this is a general estimation from charcoal producers in all the study areas)
1 stere of firewood produces approximately 795 bundles
1 stere of firewood = 600 kg (MIME, 1996a)
heating values (adopted from MIME, 1996a)
1 kg firewood = 14.5 MJ
1 kg charcoal = 29 MJ
1 kg LPG = 45.26 MJ
1 kWh electricity = 3.6 MJ
carrying capacities

firewood (stere) 
charcoal (ton) 
motocart 
2.25 
0.8 
car 
1.25 
0.6 
pickup 
2.5 
0.8 
truck 
7.5 
2.4 
train 
222 
5.5 
boat 
150 
40 
Note: values in tables may not add up due to rounding off.