Hewlett-Packard has enjoyed the largest order growth of all computer companies for 1996, Asia-Pacific director and general manager of HP's Computer Products Sales Group Adrian Koch says. Mr Koch said in Hong Kong yesterday that HP had taken US$6.1 billion in new revenue in the past four quarters on a growth rate of 25 per cent. The figures are worldwide, with Asia-Pacific representing slightly less than 20 per cent of sales. The growth outstripped competitors such as IBM, which grew 7 per cent for an extra $4.8 billion in 1996, and PC giant Compaq, which had 31 per cent growth for extra takings of $4.1 billion. HP was on track for growth of 40 per cent in Asia-Pacific in 1997. China was emerging as the largest regional market, ahead of South Korea and Australia.