Worst performing ASX 200 stocks in 2014

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Australia’s mining stocks dominated the worst performers over a year in which the materials sector sank 14 per cent as commodity prices sagged. 

Iron ore producer BC Iron Limited (ASX:BCI) was the number one worst performing stock in the benchmark index, plunging 90 per cent over 2014. 

Mining and materials company Arrium Limited (ASX:ARI) and iron ore miner Atlas Iron Limited (ASX:AGO) both sank about 86 per cent in the year. 

In fourth position rare earths producer Lynas Corporation Limited (ASX:LYC) tumbled 77 per cent and in fifth spot iron ore miner Mount Gibson Iron Limited (ASX:MGX) lost 76 per cent.

Gold producer Beadell Resources Limited (ASX:BDR) saw a loss of more than 71 per cent while marine logistics provider MMA Offshore Limited (ASX:MRM), formerly Mermaid Marine Australia Limited, shed 62 per cent. 

Oil and gas explorer Senex Energy Limited (ASX:SXY) and staffing services company Skilled Group Limited (ASX:SKE) both declined near 57 per cent.  
 
Rounding out the top ten iron ore producer Fortescue Metals Group Limited (ASX:FMG) saw its share price cut by 53 per cent last year.