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Petrol prices
31% (68 votes)
Bitcoin
31% (67 votes)
Term deposit interest rates
17% (37 votes)
The NZX50
16% (35 votes)
Mortgage interest rates
5% (12 votes)
Total voters: 219

Which of these will have the biggest percentage decline this year?

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