Charged particle production in neutral current deep inelastic scattering (D
IS) has been studied using the ZEUS detector. The evolution of the mean mul
tiplicities, scaled moments and transverse momenta in Q(2) and x for 10 < Q
(2) < 5120 GeV2 and x > 6 x 10(-4) has been investigated in the current and
target fragmentation regions of the Breit frame. Distributions in the targ
et region, using HERA data for the first time, are compared to distribution
s in the current region. Predictions based on MLLA and LPHD are inconsisten
t with the data.